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UK Govt Enlists Defense, Tech Firms in Cyber Program; Philip Dunne Comments

CyberCrimeKeyboardThe U.K. government is partnering with companies such as Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems and Hewlett Packard to bolster the country’s efforts to defend against cyber attacks, PC World reports.

Sophie Curtis writes that the Defense Cyber Protection Partnership is intended to increase public-private collaboration on cyber issues affecting the U.K.

Philip Dunne, minister for defense equipment, support and technology said the DCCP will aim to help build the country’s resilience against cyber attacks.

Dunne added that the government and participating companies will share information, experience and expertise to protect networks.

Curtis reports the DCCP will focus its efforts this year on supply chain cyber risk awareness, developing of risk-driven cybersecurity standards and shared threat intelligence.

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