Will the UK Cyber Security Strategy make a difference?

Graham Cluley
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The British government has today published its Cyber Security Strategy detailing how it plans to protect national security and the public from internet threats, and (hopefully) support the British economy at the same time.

The UK’s government plan is to co-operate with the private sector in the fight against cybercrime, beef up the computer crime-fighting authorities, invest in national defences and critical infrastructure against cybercriminal attack, make it simpler to report cybercrime, and boost public awareness of online risks.

Phew! There’s quite a lot to get right there. However, the devil is always in the detail and for someone like myself working in the computer security industry I’m always hungry for more information about exactly *how* some of these things will be put into place.

What we do know is that a large amount…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity 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 analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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