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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
Ciaran Martin: CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre
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NCSC releases core questions to help Britain’s biggest Boards understand cyber risk

Experts in cyber security have published new guidelines for Britain’s corporate leaders to equip them with the basic technical details they need to understand the threats they face in cyber space, and to direct effectively their organisation’s response to them. Specialists from...
Posted On 28 Sep 2018
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North Korean programmer linked by US authorities to WannaCry cyber attack on UK

A man has been named by US authorities as being involved in the 2017 WannaCry cyber attack, which affected the NHS and many other organisations across the UK. Park Jin Hyok, a North Korean programmer, has been charged by the US as a participant and member of the group which...
Posted On 07 Sep 2018
Jeremy Fleming: director of GCHQ
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Securing the Next Generation of Technology

Here, Jeremy Fleming writes about the unparalleled opportunities and challenges we face as the world becomes ever more digitally connected. With the globalisation of technology, Fleming explains how GCHQ will continue to work with businesses, technology companies, academia and...
Posted On 28 Aug 2018
Paul Darby
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Outdated VPN Remote Access: Putting CNI Organisations at Risk

When Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) were first developed back in the 1990s, the idea was to extend the LAN to employees’ home offices and hotels as they hit the road. This meant giving employees remote access to everything their company network had to offer, just as if...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018
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Major data breach at Ticketmaster sparks fear of ID theft among UK customer base

A raft of UK customers signed up with concert and sporting events ticketing outlet Ticketmaster have been warned that they could now be at risk of fraud or episodes of identity theft after the global organisation revealed a major data breach that has potentially affected tens of...
Posted On 29 Jun 2018
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Conservative Government acts to protect key-critical services from cyber attack

Bosses of Britain’s most critical industries are being warned to boost their cyber security regimes or face hefty fines for leaving themselves vulnerable to attack. Energy, transport, water and health firms could be fined up to £17 million if they fail to have the most robust...
Posted On 30 Jan 2018
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Joint Committee on National Security Strategy launches CNI inquiry focused around cyber

In January last year, the previous Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy (JCNSS) launched an inquiry entitled ‘Cyber Security: UK National Security in a Digital World’, focusing in the main on the 2016 National Cyber Security Strategy. That inquiry was halted by the...
Posted On 08 Jan 2018
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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