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Budget 2018: Defence spend on cybercrime prevention essential for national security and confidence

Defence spend on cybercrime prevention essential

Bernard Brown, vice chair at KPMG in the UK comments on the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget.


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Bernard Brown, vice chair at KPMG in the UK, said: “In the wake of several cyber security breaches, which have compromised the security of UK citizens, it’s encouraging that the issue is becoming a more pressing priority for the Government and credit to the Chancellor for acknowledging it.”  

“Cybercrime is now one of the most significant threats to UK national security, so promising a £1bn funding pot to boost our capabilities is essential in reassuring the country that more is being done to protect people and businesses. The Government now needs to go a step further and make sure that enough of this investment filters down to innovative SME’s, such as those in SecureTech, to encourage growth in this important sector.”  




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