Protect Cybersecurity Spending to Avoid Attacks on Energy Infrastructure

April 24, 2015

Defence budget cuts could leave the UK open to a devastating cyber attack, according to analysts.

The former head of the U.S. National Security Agency warned last week that western countries such as America and the UK face a “doomsday” scenario where cyberterrorists could knock out electricity and water infrastructure while also paralysing financial sectors.

The UK coalition government committed £650m in new investment in its national cyber security programme in 2011 over the course of four years. This was boosted by a further £210m up to 2016.

Read full story…