Among the measures proposed by the data security branch of GCHQ to cut risks after Windows XP support ends is a block on government workers with the OS remotely accessing the network.
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BlackBerry's new platform has not yet been tested for official government use, according to GCHQ - flying in the face of suggestions that it had been rejected by the department.
The scheme, backed by GCHQ and the government, is based on the expertise of 'quality-assured' companies from the private sector such as BAE Systems Detica.
The UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has begun recruiting talent from top universities in an attempt to tighten up cyber-security within the United Kingdom.
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
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.
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.
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.
Government systems are targeted by 1,000 malicious emails a month and have been compromised by worms, according to GCHQ's director, who warns that an attack on critical infrastructure is 'real and credible'
Intelligence-tech supplier Detica has said government plans to force ISPs to identify unlawful file-sharers are 'not necessary or proportionate'
Government IT security training co-ordination will shift from the Cabinet Office to GCHQ
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.
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