British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday 17th November announced an additional £2 billion (2.85 billion euros) to the public spending that will finance the country’s anti-terrorism campaign.
He further pledged renewed and intensified focus on the country’s cyber security which was prompted by the discovery of PS4 use by the Paris attackers.
David Cameron, British Prime Minister announced the intensification of the counter-terrorism measures in his country. He announced this just a few days after the deadly Paris attack that was claimed by the Islamic State.
Cameron announced an additional £2 billion (2.85 billion euros) to the public spending which will be used to fund the country’s counter-terrorism forces and operations.
The additional amount will be used over the next five years to purchase weapons, weapons, protective equipment, communication and surveillance technology as well as nigh-fighting gear. Britain’s intelligence personnel are also expected to increase by 15% to enhance the preparedness of the country to preempt attacks before they happen.
This was also prompted by a propaganda video released by ISIS saying they are planning for attacks on western powers.
In the wake of Paris attack, investigation uncovered the use of PS4 as a mode of communication among the attackers this and thus the UK government has pledged increased and intensified focus on cyber security to monitor the online activity of would be attackers.
The Paris attack has been viewed as an eye-opener to countries not only to review their cyber security and preparedness to tackle attackers but also increase their manpower in the counter-terrorism departments as a way of being able to preempt would be deadly attacks on innocent people.