Keeping the UK safe from cyber-attacks is now as important as fighting terrorism, the head of the intelligence monitoring service GCHQ has said.
Jeremy Fleming said increased funding for GCHQ was being spent on making it a “cyber-organisation” as much as an intelligence and counter-terrorism one.
It comes after the NHS and parliament suffered cyber-attacks this year.
Mr Fleming said there had been nearly 600 “significant” cyber-attacks needing a national response in the last year.