UK Government Releases Cyber Security Strategy

The UK government has ruled out introducing new anti-cyber crime laws, but could employ hackers as part of its new cyber security strategy released today.

A boost to Ministry Defence spending and a one-stop shop for reporting cyber crime are stars of the new policy, but courts will be encouraged "to use existing powers to impose appropriate online sanctions for online offences," according to the report.

Cyber crime will be handled by a single specialist group handled - the new National Crime Agency (NCA) - which will include "those with specialist skills" to back up police. Otherwise known as good-guy hackers.