According to UK foreign secretary William Hague, the country will establish a cybersecurity centre of excellence’ to advise other countries on how to defend themselves in cyberspace.
The Centre for Global Cyber-Security Capacity Building, which will receive £2m a year in government funding until 2014, will guide the government and firms about where to spend money for initiatives in cyberspace abroad.
Hague said, "Some countries lack the infrastructure and expertise to police their cyberspace and we have been too slow to share best practice and build their capacity."
Minister for Cyber Security and the Cabinet Office Francis Maude said that faced with a threat that knows no geographical boundaries it’s clear the government needs to team up globally if it wants to tackle it.
"Protecting ourselves from cyber threats is only ever a partial solution. It matters that those with whom we connect are secure too," Maude said.
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