Electronic Warfare

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 29th March 2021.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Conservative, South Holland and The Deepings

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to address the risk to the UK’s critical national infrastructure from technological advances in cyber warfare.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The threat of cyber-attack on UK interests is real, every day we witness malicious interference from adversary states and hostile actors. We're continually protecting our systems and have previously called-out activity from Russia, China and Iran.

Our defensive cyber programmes are delivering an extensive suite of capabilities; Defence is working closely with Partner agencies such as GCHQ to deliver the National Cyber Force.

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