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UK to invest $28M in cyber operations centers

UK to invest $28M in cyber operations centers (Govt., Critical Infrastructure)

The United Kingdom is preparing to invest 22 million pounds, the equivalent of almost $28 million, to open new cyber operation centers. British Defense Secretary Penny Mordaunt is set to make the announcement during a conference in London at the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre. The cybersecurity centers will provide the British Army with 24/7 information and analyses on cyber threats and will also aim to give both the British military and allies intelligence on emerging threats. British Maj. Gen. Tom Copinger-Symes expressed his support for the creation of the new cyber centers, saying in a statement that “these new cyber centres will allow the Army and Defense to transform the way we use data, at speed, so that we can compete with our adversaries in a way fit for the 21st Century.” British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt spoke at the same conference in London on Thursday, emphasizing the global nature of cyber attacks, and urging members of NATO to work together to deter attacks on election systems. Hunt emphasized the need to take action to deter cyber attacks.

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