The UK government has announced it will be providing extra funding to help set up a new centre of excellence that will tackle cyber security problems.
Around £2 million per year will be put into the new Centre for Global Cyber-Security Capacity Building until 2014, helping to provide advice to other countries on how to secure systems.
In its initial stages, the facility could require the help of limited company contractors
with specialist security knowledge and may be asked to take part in forums.
Francis Maude, minister for Cyber Security and the Cabinet Office, said that the UK will continue to invest in this important sector.
"The establishment of the Centre for Global Cyber-Security Capacity Building is another example of our commitment to international cooperation and desire to partner with academia and the private sector to ensure that initiatives are more accessible as our cyber-security skills grow," he added.
Meanwhile, Ofcom says that progress is being made in providing UK firms with 4G internet speeds next year.
Posted by Ben Evans