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The UK government's Cyber Security Strategy publication for this year is now expected in mid-October, after being delayed until after the party conference season. The Minister for Cyber Security, Francis Maude, was due to make a parliamentary statement on the strategy before the end of the month, but Thursday is the last day …

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  1. Dazed and Confused
    Happy

    Will all hackers

    please wait till then

  2. Titus Technophobe
    Thumb Down

    Cyber Security

    Surely the UK shouldn't be left at risk to the peripatetic serried ranks of global Cyber warrior forces for a moment longer. Particularly not an almost two month delay because of party conferences?

    Good grief.

  3. dephormation.org.uk
    Meh

    'Tier 1 national priority' wasn't ready in time

    I see.

    I guess we just sit here then, twiddling our fingers, hoping UK CNI doesn't get screwed over by Russian/Chinese/American/Greek/Turkish cybercriminals?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Again!

  4. Scott Broukell
    Megaphone

    October which year ?

    1. suferick
      Meh

      So what? It's not as if we don't have one already - this is just the updated version. We will muddle through somehow on last year's strategy

  5. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    Super Enrichment ..... Virtual OverLode for Digital Flights

    An Embarrassment of Riches Spoiling One for Choice is Valid Cause for Celebration in Considerate Delays. ..... Pregnant Pauses of Creative Energy.

    Do the Government have Virtual Control .... or Not .... or Not! Yet!?

  6. Richard Porter
    Black Helicopters

    National Security

    is obviously trumped by party politicking. Sorry, but what is the first duty of the government? Oh yes, to get re-elected. Silly me.

    1. Jason 24

      I read that as...

      Party-bollock-tickling, I'm sure that's all they get up to.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Are we sure..

    ...that this isn't a case of keeping the details out of the public eye until after Conference Season, based on the argument that "we'll be furious when we find out and the Minister will be embarrassed"?

  8. Elmer Phud
    IT Angle

    No rush

    Hey, it's only a 'Strategy' publication. It means nothing at all, just a bit of paper with wish-lists on it.

    Maude will feel better, the Tories say they are 'doing something' and by the time they get to try and implement something there won't be any coppers left to nick anyone.

    Maybe HM.Gove will farm the work out to people who really understand the law and go for the usual suspects with threatening letters to the least able individuals.

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