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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...

UK Government publishes Cyber Security Regulation and Incentives Review

Posted by Daniel Smith on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 at 15:34

The UK Government has published a review of cyber security regulation and incentives, which considered “whether there is a need for additional regulation or incentives to boost cyber risk management...

UK Government publishes its National Cyber Security Strategy

Posted by Daniel Smith on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 at 11:02

The UK Government has launched its new five-year National Cyber Security Strategy stating that it will spend a total of £1.9 billion over the next five years to realise its vision that by 2021 “the...


French interior minister proposes ‘global initiative’ against encrypted messaging apps

Posted by Sam Frances on Friday, August 19th, 2016 at 14:26

The French interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, has called for a “global initiative” to undermine encryption in messaging apps, reports Le Monde. “This is a central issue in the fight against...


Committee report recommends new cyber-security auditing, reporting and compensation measures

Posted by Sam Frances on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at 11:09

The House of Commons Culture, Media, and Sport Committee has published a cyber-security report recommending new requirements for data breach reporting, security auditing, and consumer...


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...

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