UK govt to announce new cyber security strategy

Nov 25, 2011
The government is set to announce new measures to tackle cyber crime on Friday as Britain's internet and electronic communications network comes under increased attack from hackers and foreign intelligence agencies.

The government is set to announce new measures to tackle cyber crime on Friday as Britain's internet and electronic communications network comes under increased attack from hackers and foreign intelligence agencies.

As part of the strategy, a new police Unit will be formed alongside a team at the GCHQ which will fine-tune the country's military capabilities in the virtual world.

A joint initiative between the public and private sector will also be launched to deal with and develop responses to intrusions and attacks.

The GCHQ is expected to help by assisting private companies shore up their cyber defences.

These latest measures are part of a £650 million drive to tackle what Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude described as a "real and growing" threat to national security from cyber attacks by organised criminals, terrorists, hostile states and "hacktivists".

According to the government, more than 20,000 malicious emails are sent to its networks each month, of which 1,000 are deliberately targeted.

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btb101
not rated yet Nov 26, 2011
the only secure way to protect the vital interests of any country is not to connect them to the internet or have any outside lines that give access to the equipment.
its as simple as that.
as for email attachments.. a good virus checker or system protection software (easily bought from the store) will suffice.
there you go... 650 million saved.
Bigbobswinden
not rated yet Nov 26, 2011
the only secure way to protect the vital interests of any country is not to connect them to the internet or have any outside lines that give access to the equipment.
its as simple as that.
as for email attachments.. a good virus checker or system
protection software (easily bought from the store) will suffice.
there you go... 650 million saved.


It's always easy when you have not got to do it, and probably have no idea of the conflicting interests.