Cyber security strategy 'crucial'

There are not enough skilled workers to protect Britain from costly internet attacks the National Audit Office (NAO) said. It is thought the cost of cyber crime to Britain is currently up to £27 billion a year.

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NAO: Cyber security threat is 'persistent and evolving'

A report from the National Audit Office has warned that ministers need to address the skills gap for IT and security specialists.

The threat to cyber security is persistent and continually evolving.

Business, government and the public must constantly be alert to the level of risk if they are to succeed in detecting and resisting the threat of cyber attack.

– Amyas Morse, Head of the National Audit Office

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