Victoria Woodbine
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Victoria Woodbine is the Cyber Policy lead in the Foreign and Security Policy Group at the British Embassy, Washington DC, a position she assumed in September 2012. She is responsible for tracking the development of US cyber policy and its implications for transatlantic co-operation on cyber security and supports the UK’s multinational engagement and the departments included in the UK’s national cyber programme.

Prior to joining the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Victoria was Private Secretary to Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office, where her portfolio covered the UK Government's Digital Strategy, ICT reform, cyber-security and civil contingencies.

Before joining the Cabinet Office, Victoria was the Assistant Private Secretary to the then Minister for Security, Baroness Neville-Jones, working at the Home Office where her responsibilities comprised numerous national security topics including cyber-security and counter-terrorism. She has a first class BSc. Hons. in Chemistry from the University of Warwick.

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The UK Launches Its Computer Emergency Response Team

(0) Comments | Posted 17 April 2014 | (15:27)

A couple of weeks ago the UK formally launched its national Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UK) marking the latest milestone in the UK's ongoing effort to bolster national cyber defences. CERT-UK will cultivate ever closer coordination with the private sector, academia and wider international partners to improve the UK's cyber...

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Keeping Britain Safe and Prosperous Online

(0) Comments | Posted 9 January 2014 | (18:17)

Toward the end of last year, the UK's National Cyber Security Programme passed its second anniversary. It's no surprise to find the UK in the vanguard when it comes to cyber security, especially because British businesses earn on average 20% of their income online. It's in everybody's best...

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The Case for Cyber Capacity Building

(0) Comments | Posted 5 September 2013 | (15:07)

All countries who can, should, and increasingly do, work to increase national defences against cyber threats; but often in cyberspace we are only as secure as the weakest link. Despite widespread agreement on the importance of cyber capacity building-capacity building has already proven effective in reducing other global threats such...

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A Cyber Health Check for Business

(1) Comments | Posted 6 August 2013 | (17:36)

Nowadays, cyber security is constantly in the media. Many people are understandably anxious about the risks, among them investors in our largest companies. As a government, we're committed to doing what we can to make sure corporate leaders know what steps they should be taking to manage cyber risks. To...

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Government and Business Team Up to Strengthen UK Cyber Security

(0) Comments | Posted 8 April 2013 | (20:05)

Last week the UK government launched a new government and industry partnership to share information and intelligence on cyber security threats. The Cyber Security Information Sharing Partnership (CISP) will play an important and enduring role in helping companies to increase their cyber resilience and raising threat awareness.

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The UK Leads the Fore on Cyber at the World Economic Forum

(0) Comments | Posted 25 January 2013 | (19:49)

As part of the UK's staunch and diverse efforts to secure a safe and global digital environment which fosters innovation and growth in the internet, on Friday, our Foreign Secretary, William Hague signed the World Economic Forum's (WEF) new set of principles on Cyber Resilience.

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Protecting and Promoting the UK in a Digital World

(3) Comments | Posted 20 December 2012 | (23:00)

As the British Embassy in Washington's first ever dedicated cyber policy advisor, I can personally attest to the priority the UK attaches to cyber policy and its importance to the UK/US relationship. Despite a challenging fiscal situation, the current government has committed over a billion dollars of new funding to...

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