U.K. pumps money into cybersecurity

Monday - 10/18/2010, 6:33pm EDT

The United Kingdom is taking drastic measures to cut government spending, including defense spending. But the country taking a proactive approach to cyber warfare by pumping money into cybersecurity, Slate reports.

U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague said although a serious threat remains from terrorism, the threat of cyber attacks from jihadist groups and foreign states is growing.

The traditional methods of cybsecurity won't cut it. The Guardian reports that the "patch and pray" method of cyber defense will not be enough, especially at the national level. In order to put up a proper defense the UK - will need to involve new technology, new partnerships, and investment in the right people.

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