UK Government To Invest £1.9bn In Cyber-Security

November 17, 2015

The government is to double its expenditure on cyber-security to £1.9 billion by 2020, and will establish a National Cyber Centre (NCC) at GCHQ in order to help protect the UK’s critical infrastructure against cyber-attacks by nation states and militant groups, Chancellor George Osborne is expected to announce today.

Infrastructure such as power stations, the National Grid and hospitals have become more vulnerable as their critical systems are increasingly linked to the Internet, and the government’s plan is expected to create hundreds of jobs to counter this threat.

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