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The Investigatory Powers Act 2016, nicknamed the 'snooper’s charter', came into force in 2016 amid controversy and outrage from privacy campaigners.
An attack that hit the NHS brought to light a global ransomware infection, hitting 75,000 computers in 99 countries, demanding ransom payments in 20 languages.
Citing a rapidly evolving cyber threat landscape, NATO and Finland stepped up their engagement with the signing of a Political Framework Arrangement on cyber defence cooperation.
The Ministry of Defence saw spike in cyber security breaches last year, the government has confirmed.
It is understood that the Trident missile system will be given increased protection from cyber-security threats.
A penetration test is the practice of testing a computer system or network to find vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit.
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