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Cyber Security in the UK

Published Thursday, September 22, 2011

Cyber security refers to defences against electronic attacks launched via computer systems. This POSTnote looks at approaches to cyber security in the context of large-scale attacks, with a focus on national infrastructure.

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Cyber security refers to defences against electronic attacks launched via computer systems. This POSTnote looks at approaches to cyber security in the context of large-scale attacks, with a focus on national infrastructure.

POSTnotes POST-PN-389

Author: Chandrika Nath

Topics: Information technology, Internet and cybercrime, Security industry, Telecommunications, Terrorism

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