Focus on cyber threat against energy in new Danish defense agreement

Denmark's government has reached broad agreement for a new defense deal which will add DKK 1.4 billion to strengthen the Danish cyber defense. The money will be spent on measures such as warding off digital attacks against the country's utilities.

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The fear of hacker attacks against the Danish supply sector seems to be a central concern among Danish politicians, who passed a new defense proposal this Sunday.

As part of the defense agreement, another DKK 800 million (EUR 107.5 million) will be injected into Denmark's defense over the next six years. The signatory parties to the agreement also established a pool around DKK 500 billion to combat cyber threats. This money will be spent on initiatives such as a cyber situation center which will monitor threats against Danish interests, infrastructure and businesses.

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