Cyberspace a “highest priority for UK national security”, in black and green..

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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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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.

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