Perspectives: End Point

Threat of Cyber Attacks Boosts Funding

New research aims to better understand and mitigate threats from hackers or malware.

By Seán Ottewell, Editor at Large

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the U.K.’s main agency for funding research in engineering and physical sciences, and the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Program are to jointly invest £2.5 million ($4 million) to help recognize and reduce cyber-attack threats to the nation’s critical infrastructure. (For more about cyber security, see “Defeat Targeted Cyber Attacks/articles/2014/defeat-targeted-cyber-attacks/.”)

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