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UK cyber security leaders move to state perceived Huawei 5G risks “can be managed”

UK cyber security chiefs at the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have apparently stated that any potential risk posed by involving technology concern Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s solutions in forthcoming UK telecoms projects “can be managed”. The...
Posted On 18 Feb 2019
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Universities invited to apply for National Cyber Security Centre certification of undergraduate cyber security degrees

Universities across the UK now have a further opportunity for their cyber security-related degrees to gain certification as part of the Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy. After a rigorous process, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – itself a part of GCHQ...
Posted On 18 Feb 2019
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Government signals intention to ‘design out’ cyber threats for business community

Business Secretary Greg Clark has unveiled a raft of measures that will see the UK become a world leader in the race to eradicate some of the most damaging cyber security threats facing businesses. Businesses and consumers alike will benefit from increased security and...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019
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Public consultation process launched for new international privacy information management standard

The public consultation process for the draft international privacy information management standard ISO/IEC 27552 is now open until 25 February. As the UK’s national standards body, the British Standards Institution (BSI) is seeking to consult with interested parties from the...
Posted On 18 Jan 2019
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Security minister Ben Wallace chairs UK-Japan discussion group on hosting major events

Security Minister Ben Wallace has chaired a UK-Japan discussion group with Prime Minister Theresa May and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to highlight how the UK mitigates the most serious security threats posed to it and also share experiences of the successful hosting of the London...
Posted On 10 Jan 2019
Mary-Jo de Leeuw
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(ISC)² appoints Mary-Jo de Leeuw as director of cyber security advocacy for EMEA

(ISC)2 – the non-profit membership association of certified cyber security professionals – has appointed Mary-Jo de Leeuw as the organisation’s director of cyber security advocacy for the EMEA region. In this role, de Leeuw will work to encourage corporations, Governments,...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018
Dame Margaret Beckett MP
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Government efforts on cyber security “lack clear political leadership” asserts Parliamentary Committee

The Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy has published its report on the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) in which it states that the threat to the UK’s CNI is both “growing and evolving”. Indeed, the cyber threat posed to the UK’s CNI – ie 13...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018
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iProov supports Home Office with liveness detection technology to assure genuine presence

iProov, the provider of biometric facial verification technology, will play a key role in a multi-year contract with the Home Office for the provision of smart phone-based digital identity verification. This new capability will assist the Home Office in delivering secure,...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018
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Leading tech companies support Code of Practice to strengthen security of Internet-connected devices

In what’s described as a “world first”, the Government has published new measures specifically designed to help manufacturers boost the security of Internet-connected devices such as alarm systems.  There are expected to be more than 420 million such devices in...
Posted On 15 Oct 2018
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“Reckless campaign” of cyber attacks by Russian military intelligence service exposed

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has identified that a number of cyber actors widely known to have been conducting cyber attacks around the world are, in fact, the GRU (the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation). These...
Posted On 04 Oct 2018