In its 2023 annual review, the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) expressed concern about the rising threat to the nation's critical national infrastructure (CNI). The report acknowledges that the level of cybersecurity resilience in the UK's most critical areas isn't where it needs to be, but the NCSC is committed to continue working towards greater security and "keep pace". After a year of serious attacks on critical services, the report cites nation-states and state-aligned actors, particularly those aligned to Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea, as key threats to the UK's security and interests. The ongoing conflict in Ukraine and a general increase in aggressive cyber-activity also contribute to the cyber-threat level to CNI.
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