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[ISN] Hackers 'should fight cyber spies'
By Duncan Gardham,
30 Jun 2011
Britain faces losing its position at the leading edge of technology
unless news ideas are developed to fight cyber attacks, according to the
Institute for Security and Resilience Studies.
The group, based at University College London, says the government needs
to develop more innovative ideas to tackle the problem rather than
simply adopting a âsticking plasterâ approach.
It follows high profile attacks on the Serious and Organised Crime
Agency and attacks allegedly from âbedroom hackersâ in Britain on the
CIA and US Senate.
In a report to be published by the think-tank, chaired by Lord Reid, the
former Defence Secretary, will say that without urgent action Britain
could lose its position as a âlocation of choice for global technology
corporationsâ and leave it reliant on systems based abroad over which it
would have âlittle or no influence.â
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