Government to invest £650 million in cyber security

Surgeon Commander Dr Andrew Murrison Conservative MP for Westbury, on duty at Az Zubayr Port in southern Iraq Credit: David Cheskin/PA Archive

Defence Minister Andrew Murrison has rejected accusations that the Government isn't doing enough to protect cyber security.

He said they would be investing £650 million over the next four years in the national cyber security strategy programme.

The Commons Defence Committee said that the armed forces could be 'fatally compromised' if it suffered a cyber attack.

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'Urgent' cyber threat to UK

MPs warn that UK armed forces are so dependent on information technology that their ability to operate could be "fatally compromised" by a cyber attack. The Defence Select Committee urged the Government to "urgently create" a contingency plan.