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UK’s new National Cyber Security Centre officially launches

Posted by Daniel Smith on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 12:28

The Queen has officially opened the UK’s new National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, speaking at the launch, stated that the centre will “not just focus on protecting...

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ENISA: crypto backdoors “create vulnerabilities that can be used by criminals and terrorists”

Posted by Sam Frances on Friday, February 26th, 2016 at 14:14

The European Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) has released a paper criticising moves by governments seeking to create “back doors” into encrypted communications. While conceding...

Huawei banned from Australia’s National Broadband Network

Posted by malcolm on Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 18:17

Chinese vendor Huawei has been told not to submit tenders for the Australian National Broadband Network. The decision is assumed to be made on national security grounds, on the advice of the...

East Africa faces Internet outages after undersea cables severed

Posted by malcolm on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 12:37

Nine East African countries suffered slow Internet speeds after four undersea fibre optic cables were severed. The East African Marine Systems (TEAMS) cable was cut on Saturday after a ship dropped...

EU Commission releases review of Critical Information Infrastructure Protection

Posted by malcolm on Monday, April 4th, 2011 at 17:45

The EU Commission has applauded Member States for their cyber-security measures, while calling for further action to reinforce international cooperation on critical information infrastructure. In a...

Iranian hackers compromise HTTPS Certificate Authority

Posted by malcolm on Thursday, March 24th, 2011 at 12:34

Iranian hackers subverted security procedures at HTTPS Certificate Authority Comodo and tricked it into issuing them with fraudulent HTTPS Certificates for high-value Internet domains. Comodo says it...

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