Budget 2016: What about cybersecurity spending?

March 16, 2016

George Osborne’s failure to explain how cyber budget will be spent was a missed opportunity.

Anyone hopeful that IT would get more than a passing nod in today’s Budget 2016 speech will be hugely disappointed.

While we at IT Pro had hedged our bets on Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, expanding on his cybersecurity spending spree speechfrom the end of last year, the only mentions of “delivering security” and “a cocktail of risk” referred to economic stability.

This stands in stark contrast to November last year, when he uttered the word ‘cyber’ a staggering 134 times in a 45-minute speech – there wasn’t even a solitary mention in the 2016 budget delivery.



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Source: IT Pro