UK’s security at risk due to increasing reliance on digital technology

Institution calls for the UK to develop a more resilient and reliable energy network to support digital infrastructure

The UK needs to build new levels of resilience and reliability into its electricity networks, including protection against hackers, to support the country’s increasingly digital infrastructure, according to a new report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

The Smart Cities: Technology Friend or Foe? report outlines how in our increasingly digital age, any power cuts could jeopardise our communications, transport, security surveillance, heating, cooling, lighting, water, food supplies and, in an increasingly cashless world, trading.

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