The Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy publishes report on UK’s critical national infrastructure. The threat to the UK’s CNI is both growing and evolving. The cyber threat to the UK’s critical national infrastructure (CNI) – 13 sectors including energy, health services, transport and water – is as credible, potentially devastating and immediate as any other threat faced by the UK. However, the Government is not acting with the urgency and forcefulness that the situation demands. The Report on Cyber Security of the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure says the UK’s CNI is a natural target for a major cyber attack because of its importance to daily life and the economy.Major cyber attacks are categorised by the Government as a top-tier threat to national security. As some states become more aggressive and non-state actors such as organised crime groups become much more capable, the range and number of potential attackers is growing.
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