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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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Technology skills gap 'at all levels of education'

A lack of promotion of science and technology subjects has led to a skills gap within the IT field that could put Britain at the risk of a cyber attack, the National Audit Office has said.

Lack of science promotion in schools could be affecting IT and security skills gap Credit: Daniel Law/PA Archive

Information gathered from interviews with government, education and business representatives have confirmed that the UK lacks the technical skills needed to prevent a cyber attack to Britain.

Some government departments had commented that the UK depended on a small number of highly skilled people who were able to participate in developing international technical standards.

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