The director of GCHQ has cautioned that the UK is facing the very real danger of a cyber terrorist attack. Iain Lobban said during a speech at the International organization for Strategic Studies that the UK's economic prospect relies on its ability to fend off cyber attacks on the country's critical communications.
Lobban clarified that GCHQ has a role to play in all areas of UK security, and had its roots in the code breakers at Bletchley Park.
"Throughout the intervening years our achievement has remained at that high level of technological expertise. Our people, of whom I am hugely proud, remain one of this country's great unsung assets," he said.