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Government To Pledge £1 billion On Cyber-Security

Earlier this week, the Director of GCHQ Iain Lobban addressed the public for the first time and in his speech he spoke of the "real and credible threat" to Britain's national infrastructure from cyber-terrorists.

Citing a number of worrying statistics, such as the 20,000 malicious emails on government networks every month. He painted a picture of cyber-threats bringing a long line of danger to our economy which demanded a holistic response.

And of course, this speech was made to reinforce the need for funding to deal with this threat, ahead of the government's defence and security review next week.

It seems David Cameron was listening, too, as according to The Register's sources down at Whitehall, the government is planning to allocate more than £1 billion to improve the state of British cyber-security defences. GCHQ will be the hub of these new measures.

The military is also said to benefit from the money, which will be allocated across a three year budget. A corps of British cyber-security experts will be formed to defend military networks, and launch aggressive cyber-actions against enemies as well.

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