GCHQ admits £1bn spend on cyber security 'hasn't worked'

Charlee Gothard
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"We've spent quite a lot of money, but still failed," admits CESG director Dewedney

GCHQ is losing the cyber security war, according to director of cyber security at CESG (Communications-Electronics Security Group) Alex Dewedney, who admitted that, despite a £1bn spend over the pa...

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