Spending Review: Joined up government is more secure

…at least according to James Nunn-Price from Deloitte’s UK information and technology risk practice:

“The information and technology methods for tackling organised crime, cyber security, benefits fraud and tax evasion are converging. To get the most “bang for their buck” in these investment areas of almost £2bn across government, departments need to look at joining the dots, securely sharing sensitive information and behaving as one.


“Traditional silo approaches will limit success and the effectiveness of what are all key investment areas for the government. Whilst initial joint working on fraud and error has been announced by HMRC and DWP, the information and technology overlaps with these additional policy areas and other department remits warrants taking a more holistic approach.”