Cybercrime to get higher priority in UK

The UK is to develop a new emergency response unit to help give individuals and companies instant advice when their computer systems and networks come under sustained attack.The proposal is one of several announced by the Cabinet Office, at a time when the government says threats from cyberspace need to be given tier-one priority. see:Wary of cyber security laws, UK eyes softly-softly approach
Britain will try to get companies to beef up cyber security by encouraging investors and shareholders to hold them to account on the issue, but will reject U.S.-style mandatory reporting of online attacks, government officials say.Britain has made tackling the theft of intellectual property on the Internet and the protection of critical infrastructure from hostile cyber assault top national security issues, setting aside 650 million pounds over four years to address the problems.

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