Terrorism and cyberattacks feature prominently on the list of threats faced by Britain, according to a review of defence and security to be published Monday, DPA reported.
Home Secretary Theresa May, speaking in an interview ahead of the review's publication, said that while terrorism remained a "serious" threat, cybercrime was a "new and growing danger."
The review has been compiled by Britain's newly-established National Security Council (NSC). For the first time, ministers have looked at the overall picture of threats facing Britain, rather than examining different areas in isolation.
"We have, for the first time ever, done some joint-up thinking," said May. She refused to rank the threats in in order of gravity.
The report on a new national security strategy will form the background to a Strategic Defence Review which is due to set out the future shape of Britain's armed forces following expected budget cuts of around 8 per cent.