National Security Strategy: A windfall for computer security firms?

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

British Home Secretary Theresa May braved the comfy sofa of breakfast television this morning, to tell viewers about a new national security strategy, due to be unveiled today, discussing the threats posed to the UK.

And what are the greatest security threats that Britain faces according to the report? International terrorism and cyber-attacks.

The BBC heard from the Home Secretary that cyberwarfare was a “new and growing” danger, echoing comments made last week by the chief of GCHQ last week.

Lurking in the background of Britain’s new National Security Strategy, is tomorrow’s Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), where the government will provide details of how it sees the future of the UK’s armed forces, and describe what sacrifices it will make in order to achieve the 7%-8% savings demanded by the Treasury.

From the way Theresa May is talking, it looks like those responsible for…

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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, or drop him an email.

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