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Is the UK protecting itself against cyber attacks?

Is the UK protecting itself against cyber attacks?

The Queen will today launch a new national centre to protect the UK against cyber attacks. The centre says the UK is facing on average 60 serious attacks a month - with Russia a growing concern. What kind of hacking is going on, what is it affecting and how are we planning to stop it?

The BBC's Gordon Corera reports. Ciaran Martin, head of the GCHQ's new cyber security centre, says it needs to be made easier for people to stay safe online as the current guidelines to follow are unfeasible.

Speaking about the relationship between the UK and Russia, Andrey Kortunov, director general of the Russian International Affairs Council, says there is "suspicion on both sides".

How will the UK react if there is a cyber attack? Keir Giles specialises in Russian information at Chatham House and Margaret MacMillan is a professor of international history at Oxford University.

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