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Ensuring the safety of the UK

Matt Hancock, Minister for the Cabinet Office, recently announced that the new National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) will be launching in October 2016.  Based in London, the NCSC hopes to ensure that citizens, public & private sector organisations and the UK’s critical national infrastructure remains safer online.

As part of the Government’s new National Cyber Security strategy, the NCSC will be a critical asset in the UK’s evolving national security climate.  As one of its first tasks, it will work with the Bank of England and produce advice for the financial sector for managing cyber security effectively, helping to ensure that “businesses of all shapes & sizes understand the threats and what they can do to mitigate them.

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Further related links from our partner AXELOS (a Cabinet Office joint venture company):

Cyber security strategy of many UK law firms leaving them at risk of attackA cyber resilience Q&A with Karoliina Ainge, Head of Estonian cyber security policy - Part 1 ~ A cyber resilience Q&A - Part 2 ~ Lack of cyber security awareness among employees putting UK organizations at risk ~ AXELOS:  What does good information security & cyber resilience look like?

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