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GCHQ to take hub role in UK cybersecurity

The UK government has unveiled a new cybersecurity strategy, which calls on GCHQ to run a hub where businesses can put aside their hesitations to share information on threats between themselves and the public sector

November 25, 2011 by

GCHQ: Significant attack against UK gov't systems failed

A significant but unsuccessful cyberattack was launched on the Foreign Office and other government departments this summer, the head of the UK's communications spy agency has said.Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) director Iain Lobban said on Monday that there was a "disturbing" volume of e-crime and attacks on government and industry systems, according to Reuters.

October 31, 2011 by

CESG appoints security skills certification bodies

A government scheme to accredit public sector IT security professionals has got a boost — the technical assurance arm of GCHQ has appointed three more organisations to provide certification for UK government information assurance professionals.

September 23, 2011 by

GCHQ tech sale discussions are 'at early stage'

The government has started discussions with its listening post about how GCHQ could sell products and services to the private sector, the intelligence agency has said.UK security minister Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones told the Commons Science and Technology Committee on Wednesday that the government was mulling the idea.

December 2, 2010 by

Rights group attacks 'database state'

Government information policy is "out of control", according to digital civil liberties organisation the Open Rights Group (ORG).Following the release on Monday of a report by the Foundation for Information Policy Research (FIPR) entitled 'Database State', which said that 11 out of 46 UK government databases could contravene human rights law, ORG called for non-compliant databases to be scrapped.

March 23, 2009 by

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