Powercut Terrorism

Powercut Terrorism

Today Philip Hammond, UK Chancellor, told his audience, that there is,” now a real risk that hostile “foreign actors” were developing techniques that threaten the country’s electrical grid and airports.”

The warning came within Philip Hammond’s speech, describing how the government plans to spend a previously announced £1.9bn sum on cybersecurity; it also addressed ways to tackle cyber-scammers and defend businesses.

Mr Hammond added,

“If we do not have the ability to respond in cyberspace to an attack which takes down our power networkleaving us in darkness or hits our air traffic control system grounding our planes – we would be left with the impossible choice of turning the other cheek, ignoring the devastating consequences, or resorting to a military response,” Mr Hammond said as he described the five-year National Cyber Security Strategy in London.

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To read the complete news article go to- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37821867

Image courtersy of Júlio Boaro [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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