The Queen has officially opened the UK’s new National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in London. The centre has in fact been in action since last October, and has already investigated 180 cyber attacks on citizens and businesses as well as foiled around 35,0000 potential attacks. Talk about a ‘soft opening’.
At the official launch NCSC chief (and panelist at our 2016 Cyber Symposium) Ciaran Martin warned that Russia in particular is upping its levels of aggression in cyberspace, most notably on political targets.
Chancellor Philip Hammond was also present, announcing the new ’Industry 100’ scheme, which will see greater cooperation between the NCSC and the private sector. The NCSC’s stated aim is to help make the UK the safest place to live and do business online. No biggie then.