Should the Government Be More Open About Cyber Threats to National Security?

Air Commodore Graham Wright is the former deputy director of the Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance and spoke at Defence IQ's Cyber Warfare event in London. His comments last month openly challenged parochial divisions within government and industry regarding cyber attacks such as Stuxnet. Last week, Defence Minister Peter Luff confirmed in a Defence IQ interview that cyber attacks in the UK comprise a formidable and on-going threat. He declined commenting on how the coalition's budget allocations would address this threat. The UK MoD is due to release a green paper in April which, it is said, will address specific recommendations for bolstering UK cyber defences.