How the government spent £860m on cyber security that 'hasn't worked'

Sooraj Shah
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Government claimed it remained within budget thanks to "rigorous financial management" - but was the money well spent?
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Government claimed it remained within budget thanks to "rigorous financial management" - but was the money well spent?

Almost £1bn spent on cyber security, while legacy IT issues were ignored

The government has released details of how it has spent £860m over the past five years on the National Cyber Security Programme, just a month after Alex Dewedney, the director of cyber security at ...

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