Her Majesty The Queen unveiling the GCHQ Centenary Plaque at Watergate House © Crown Copyright 2019
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Her Majesty The Queen marks GCHQ’s Centenary celebrations at Watergate House

Her Majesty The Queen recently paid a visit to the original top secret home of GCHQ as part of the Centenary celebrations for the UK’s dedicated intelligence, security and cyber agency. The event took place at Watergate House, the 1919 birthplace of the organisation. As...
Posted On 20 Feb 2019
Ian Livsey: CEO at the IRM
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Webinar on Digitalisation: ‘The 4th Industrial Revolution for Risk Management’

Cyber attacks and data breaches are among the foremost threats facing any business. Indeed, the mainstream news is constantly highlighting global organisations (including well-known and trusted names) that have suffered attacks at the hands of cyber criminals. These attacks can...
Posted On 10 Dec 2018
Thames House in London: the home of MI5 (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
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UK intelligence agency MI5 admits “unlawfully spying” on Privacy International

The UK’s domestic-facing intelligence agency MI5 – the Security Service – has admitted that it captured and read registered charity Privacy International’s private data as part of its Bulk Communications Data (BCD) and Bulk Personal Datasets (BPD)...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018
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International Security Expo 2018: ‘Keeping Pace with the Changing Face of Security’

International Security Expo 2018 runs at London’s Olympia on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 November and showcases over 1,000 of the latest innovative products designed to enhance UK security. Also featured across the two-day Expo are no less than 13 free-to-attend (and...
Posted On 13 Sep 2018
The Old Bailey in central London
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Taliban bomb-maker Khalid Ali found guilty of Houses of Parliament terrorism plot

A London man who plotted a terror attack near Parliament and made bombs for the Taliban in Afghanistan has been convicted of terrorism offences. Khalid Ali, 28, was arrested by armed police near the Houses of Parliament and was carrying a knife with an eight-inch blade and two...
Posted On 27 Jun 2018
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Director Jeremy Fleming unveils plans for all-new GCHQ site in Manchester

GCHQ director Jeremy Fleming has announced the organisation’s plans to open a new site in Manchester. The all-new secure location in the North West of England will be at the heart of the nation’s security, using “cutting-edge technology and technical ingenuity”...
Posted On 16 Apr 2018
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European Court of Human Rights to hear “landmark challenge” to UK Government mass surveillance

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg will hear a landmark case on surveillance this week as part of a challenge to the lawfulness of the UK’s surveillance laws and its intelligence agencies’ mass surveillance practices. Described by campaigners as a “watershed moment...
Posted On 07 Nov 2017
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National Cyber Security Centre prevents “thousands of attacks” in first 12 months of operations

A 44-page report marking the first anniversary of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has shone light on the vital work the organisation has already conducted to make the UK a safe place in the online world. The NCSC, which is part of GCHQ*, brought together elements of its...
Posted On 03 Oct 2017
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Police call on public to help tackle “increasingly complex and varied” terrorist threat

The UK’s most senior counter-terrorism officer, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, has formally launched the new ‘Action Counters Terrorism’ (‘ACT’) campaign, designed to urge members of the public to report any suspicious activity to the police service....
Posted On 07 Mar 2017
Ciaran Martin: CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre
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Britain enters “new era of online opportunity” with opening of National Cyber Security Centre

The UK’s all-new ‘cyber hub’ that will enable generations to navigate the Internet safely and be protected from the growing threat of online attack has been officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. The...
Posted On 15 Feb 2017