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MOD Scales Up UK Cyber Security

The UK government has launched a three month consultation period on equipment, support and technology needed to strengthen the country's cyber defence and security.

The Ministry of Defence will be publishing a green paper in a couple of days to outline how the government will set up an advanced defence sector, focused on protecting the country's critical infrastructure against cyber attacks.

According to ComputerWeekly, the consultation period will cover national security, partnerships with other countries, exports, small & medium-sized enterprises and cyber security issues.

The plans floated during the consultation period will form the basis of the government's outlook towards technology and industrial policies and will focus on protecting Britain's cyber infrastructure and strengthening its armed forces.

Peter Luff, the Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, said in a statement: “To ensure our armed forces have the equipment and support they need, industry requires as much clarity as possible to plan its investment in research and production.”