In its continuing effort to reduce the impact of cyberattacks against the UK, the British government is setting itself up as a 'guinea pig' for testing new measures and cybersecurity defences that it wants businesses and industry to eventually follow.
"We're actively working to reduce the harm caused by cyber attacks against the UK and will use the government as a guinea pig for all the measures we want to see done by industry at national scale," said NCSC Technical Director Dr Ian Levy.
"These initiatives illustrate the sort of cutting-edge innovation the NCSC will spearhead to make Britain as safe as possible to both live and work online -- and we'll do it transparently, driven by evidence and publishing our results," said Dr Levy.
The centre has actually been operating since October, but 14 February sees the NCSC officially opened by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. The royals received a tour of the new facility in the company of Chancellor Phillip Hammond, Home Secretary Amber Rudd, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon, Minister for the Cabinet Office Ben Gummer, and Minister of State for Digital and Culture Matt Hancock.