The Government's concern over cyber-attacks is understandable. According to an MI5 report last year, one London-based firm lost £800 million in revenues after a cyber-attack launched by a foreign state.
Some have criticised the initial scope of the CISP.
"We would like to see the scheme provide outreach to include smaller and SME organisations," commented McAfee director of public sector strategy, Graeme Stewart.
"This sector makes up the supply chains of large corporate and government organisations and therefore a substantial portion of their risk comes from this supply chain failing to understand the threat posed by nefarious cyber activity," he added.
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