Cabinet Office written question – answered on 18th September 2015.

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Photo of Lord Carlile of Berriew Lord Carlile of Berriew Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made in the forthcoming Strategic Defence and Security Review of the threat posed by cyber security; and whether they plan to commit to new spending in this area.

Photo of Lord Bridges of Headley Lord Bridges of Headley The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

We regard cyber security as one of the top risks to UK national security. The 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review therefore covers cyber security and will consider what we need to tackle the cyber threat. We cannot speculate on the outcome of the Strategic Defence and Security Review.

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