The Global Centre for Cyber Security and Capacity Building will work to help countries develop comprehensive plans to deal with online threats.

Foreign Secretary William Hague has announced that the centre will be opened at the University of Oxford.

Part of the Oxford centre’s remit will be to ensure that countries have the necessary skills, workforce and technology to tackle online threats. It will create a guide on some of the key issues as well as looking at ways to ensure that countries have access to relevant expertise on solving problems.

The government will provide £1 million to fund the centre for the next two years and it has been described as ‘a beacon of expertise’ by Mr Hague.

Last month the government announced a new initiative to share information of cyber threats between businesses and government.

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