The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh opened Britain's new National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
The NCSC was begun last October as fears of cyber attacks grew.
NCSC head Ciaran Martin said Britain had been the target of 188 cyber attacks in the last three months and warned a major attack was likely in the future.
The NCSC currently expects the proposed secondment programme – which will embed 100 private sector staff by the end of financial year 2017/18 – to be funded by industry.
Private sector collaboration with the NCSC is already taking place, with aerospace major Lockheed Martin announcing it would back a work-study programme targeted at students entering college.
The NCSC is part of a £1.9 billion programme to boost Britain's cyber defences, and forms part of the intelligence and security organisation, GCHQ, the government communications headquarters.
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The NCSC is part of a £1.9 billion programme to boost Britain's cyber defences
It has delivered trial services that discover vulnerabilities in public sector websites, help government departments better manage spoofing of their email and has taken down tens of thousands of phishing sites affecting the UK.
It is currently investigating Britain's biggest cyber heist – £2.5 million stolen from Tesco Bank.
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