Phillip Hammond’s £1.9bn cyber defence strategy: security professionals deliver their verdict

Announcing a new National Cyber Security Strategy he fleshed out details of how the £1.9bn earmarked for the purpose would be spent by the National Crime Agency.

Paul Calatayud, CTO, FireMon:

“When it comes to national cyber defence, most of the time current funding focuses on critical infrastructure protection. When funding by governments increases, it is usually attributed to two main factors: definitions of critical often expand and changes in adversary attack techniques that require more investments.

“If expansions in the cyber defence programme are attributed to expanded scopes, more resources will be required. Often this comes in the form of outreach grants and new laws to help assist the corporate side. It also means increase collaboration between government and private industry.”