FILE PHOTO: People pass the Bank of England in the City of London January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/File Photo
LONDON (Reuters) – The Bank of England said it will carry out a test on Friday to gauge the financial sector’s ability to withstand a major cyber attack.
The BoE said that, in partnership with the finance ministry and the Financial Conduct Authority, it would host a one-day exercise on Nov. 9.
“The exercise will help authorities and firms identify improvements to our collective response arrangements, improving the resilience of the sector as a whole,” the BoE said in a statement.
Reporting by Huw Jones; Editing by Kevin Liffey