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UK commits £1.9B to National Cyber Security Strategy, working with Microsoft and more - TechCrunch

The recent rush of allegations against countries like Russia and China and their possible roles in cyber attacks on countries like the U.S. have prompted a big move from the UK: the government said today that it plans to invest £1.9 billion ($2.3 ...and more »

UK government vows to sink $2.3 billion into new cybersecurity plan - Ars Technica

The UK government has promised to spend nearly £2 billion over the next five years to try to tackle the growing problem of cyber attacks in the country. Further Reading. A perfect darknet brew: Dumb systems, security gaffes, and data breaches. Recent ...and more »

UK must build cyber-attack capability, chancellor says - The Guardian

Philip Hammond outlines strategy for Britain's security in cyberspace with aim to match attack abilities of rogue states. Jessica Elgot Political reporter. @jessicaelgot. Tue 1 Nov 2016 10.15 EDT Last modified on Wed 20 Sep 2017 17.56 EDT. Share on ...and more »

Government vows to 'strike back' if UK comes under cyber-attack as it boosts spending against online threats - The Independent

The UK will “strike back” if it comes under cyber-attack, Chancellor Philip Hammond has insisted, as part of a new announcement of measures aimed at protecting the Government, businesses and citizens from online threats including state-sponsored ...and more »

Firms that force you to change your password are clueless says cyber security chief - TechRepublic

Does your firm make you change your password each month and warn you not to open suspicious email attachments? Then they haven't got a clue about IT security. So says Dr Ian Levy, technical director for the UK National Cyber Security Centre. Levy was ...and more »

How much of a problem is cyber-crime in the UK? - Telegraph.co.uk

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced a new five-year £1.9 billion scheme to help prevent cyber-crime in the UK. The National Cyber Security Strategy is to be used to develop a strategy for tackling hackers and the problems they pose to national ...and more »

Securing the Infrastructure Within the Nation's Critical Infrastructures - Signal Magazine

The strongest assembled securities available today can't fully safeguard the nation's critical infrastructure assets. But the good news is that these vulnerabilities are front and center on official radars and primed for increased attention. For ...and more »

GCHQ's National Cyber Security Centre outlines 8 ways to improve UK's cyber security - Computing

The National Cyber Security Centre's technical director has outlined how the government's Active Cyber Defence (ACD) programme will help the UK defend itself from cyber attacks. In a blog post, Ian Levy outlines eight ways in which the NCSC, which is ...and more »

UK must retaliate against cyber-attacks says chancellor - BBC News

The UK must be able to retaliate in kind against cyber-attacks, the chancellor has said. Philip Hammond added that hostile "foreign actors" were developing techniques that threaten the country's electrical grid and airports. The warning came within a ...and more »

UK government to spend $2.3 billion to bolster cybersecurity - PCWorld

The U.K. government will spend £1.9 billion (US $2.3 billion) over the next five years to pump up its cybersecurity defenses and pay for new research, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond said. The goal of the spending, part of a new national ...and more »