Tuesday, June 16, 2009

UK looks to cyber defence

The UK is to develop a "national cyber security centre" to combat the growing threat of state sponsored hacking (and presumably non-state too) of UK government computer systems. The centre will also look at taking the offensive to enable attacks on foreign IT systems. The UK is believed to be working in conjunction with the USA and Canada on cyber defence.

Gordon Brown is expected to announce the UK's plans to combat "e-crime" later this month. Of course with the usual level of investment by New Labour in the military the cyber security centre is likely to be 2 hairy geeks and a ZX Spectrum.

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