UK Plans to Develop a National Cyber Centre

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A new National Cyber Center will be developed in 2016 to respond to cyber attacks in the UK.

According to George Osborne, its chancellor the centre “will act as a single point of contact” for security experts in the country. Support and advice will be provided through the National Cyber Centre regarding cyber security.

“Reporting to GCHQ will mean the centre can draw on the necessarily secret world-class expertise within this organization… But the centre will also have a strong public face and will work hand in hand with industry, academia and international partners to keep the UK protected against cyber attacks.”  Osborne added.

As the National Cyber Centre becomes more established it will have the capacity and expertise to react decisively to cyber attacks as they occur.

“We will build in the National Cyber Centre a series of teams, expert in the cybersecurity of their own sectors, from banking to aviation, but able to draw on the deep expertise here, and advise companies, regulators, and government departments.”

£1.9 billion has been already committed by the UK government to improve its cyber-security capabilities, with the addition of other expenses the total cyber investment was at £3.2 billion. Osborne further highlighted that the security industry is in desperate need for professionals and that there will be a cyber security shortage of some 1.5 million by 2020.

he concluded saying: “We will launch an ambitious programme to build the cyber skills our country needs, identifying young people with cyber talent, training them, and giving them a diversity of routes into cyber careers.”

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Source: Akati

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