(Bloomberg) -- Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne will double funding for Britain’s cyber defenses as Europe braces itself for further attacks from Islamist extremists.

The U.K. will spend 1.9 billion pounds ($2.9 billion) countering Islamic State’s use of the Internet for planning, propaganda and cyber attacks, Osborne will say on Tuesday in a speech at Government Communications Headquarters, the U.K. communications-intelligence agency. He will also announce the creation of a “cyber force,” including an Institute for Coding.

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