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National Cyber Security Centre begins Operations

The new National Cyber Security Centre began its first day of operations on Monday 3rd October.  In a speech by Ciaran Martin, the new NCSC Chief Executive, at a Cyber Security Summit in Washington DC in September, he set out the UK’s new approach to cyber security. Security officials, Martin said were sometimes accused of seeking to thwart or slow the onset of the technology that underpins the digital revolution.

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NCSC will be operational from October 2016

Matt Hancock, the Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, has confirmed that the new the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) announced by the Chancellor in November will open its doors in October 2016.  Ciaran Martin, currently Director General Cyber at GCHQ will lead it and Dr Ian Levy, currently Technical Director of Cyber Security at GCHQ, will be its Technical Director. The aim of the NCSC is bring

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Details emerging on massive attack on electricity grid

225,000 people were left without power for several hours in what is believed to be the first successful cyber-attack on an electricity grid.

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Government confirms its commitment to cyber with hard cash

The Autumn Statement commits to investing in cyber defences and information security, confirming a near doubling of spending to £1.9 billion over five years. This includes recruiting a further 1,900 specialist staff, establishing a single National Cyber Centre and a series of measures to designed to ensure that the UK has at its disposal the skills, tools and capabilities to defend itself in cyber space.

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Cyber Essentials – Expect Adoption Across Public Services

Over the next few months there is expected to be strong pressure for wider adoption of Cyber Essentials across Government and the wider Public Services.  It is already mandatory for central government contracts advertised after 1 October 2014 which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. Cyber Essentials aims to describe the small number of fundamental mitigations that will stop the majority of internet based cyber-attacks

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Hannigan calls for a new debate on ‘privacy & security’

Robert Hannigan, the new director of GCHQ, has called for greater co-operation from technology companies in fighting terrorist threats and for the intelligence agencies to enter the public debate about privacy.

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