Cyber threat being ignored, former MI5 head warns

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Eliza Manningham-Buller, the former director-general of the UK security service MI5, told a conference today that the increasing threat of cyberattacks is being widely ignored.

"It seems to me that a lot of people don't want to recognise the threat," she told the Marsh Digital Threats 2013 conference in Brighton.

"They want IT systems, they want connectivity, they want ease of access, they want business efficiency, and they choose quite often to ignore substantial threats."

Manningham-Buller

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