UK cyber security chief to warn of China’s rise as a technology superpower

China poses an “epoch-defining” challenge to the west, the head of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is reportedlyto warn.

Lindy Cameron, who is the director of the GCHQ arm, will use a speech in Belfast this week to warn the UK and allies of the “dramatic rise of China as a technology superpower”.

The remarks, to be delivered this week at the CyberUK annual conference, come as the US, the UK and western nations attempt to navigate the growing economic and political reach of China amid concerns about the threat the country poses to security.

Concerns about China have already led to the UK government banning ministers from using video-sharing app TikTok on their work phones after a security review.

The House of Commons and the Lords also cited security concerns as they decided to ban the app – owned by Chinese internet company ByteDance – across the Palace of Westminster.

“We cannot secure future technology without addressing the epoch-defining challenge that we are…

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