UK ‘Particularly Vulnerable’ To Cyber Attack, MPs Warn

Public Accounts Committee report warns that the UK is extremely vulnerable due to its advanced digital economy

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has warned in a new report that the United Kingdom is now more than ever, “particularly vulnerable to the risk of cyber attacks.”

It said that because the UK is one of the world’s leading digital economies and is global leader in putting government systems online, the UK is especially vulnerable to cyber attacks from hostile countries, criminal gangs and individuals.

And the PAC warned that the Government has not made sufficient progress on developing long-term objectives for the National Security Strategy, “which has been hampered by a weak evidence base and lack of business case.”

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Source: Silicon UK