UK government promises more effort on cyber defence

Tory Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude
Francis Maude

The UK government has outlined new precautions against cyber attacks directed at UK businesses, including the formation of a "cyber reserve" and a permanent information-sharing service on details of attacks. Speaking to Parliament, cabinet office minister Francis Maude praised the work of GCHQ, the government signals intelligence office, in leading UK efforts on cyber defence. In 2013, a pilot information-sharing service, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Partnership, will be expanded to