The UK’s National Security Strategy has now been published and, as widely anticipated, cyberspace security gets a very high profile.
In fact, the National Security Council judges that the four highest priority risks facing the country now and for the next five years are: international terrorism, cyber attacks (by other states, organised crime and terrorists), international military crises and major accidents/natural hazards.
That places cyber attacks above an attack by another state against Britain using chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear weapons, and above a significant increase in the level of organised crime affecting the UK.
Did you hear that right? Yes, the report says that cyber attacks are a bigger danger than a country lobbing nuclear weapons at the UK..
Here it is, in black and green:
That may well be reasonable, of course,…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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