Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

A New Cyber Security Centre to Benefit Us All; Established 1827

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

A New Cyber Security Centre to Benefit Us All; Established 1827

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THE opening next week in London of this country's new National Cyber Security Centre represents an important step forward in the battle to protect business, government and the public from the increasing threat posed by the malign activities of hackers, both here and abroad.

The centre's 700 staff, who will operate from a headquarters in Victoria, will include some of Britain's most talented IT experts and work to find new ways of blocking the virus, malware and phishing attacks which are being carried out daily and seem certain to increase as the role of technology in our lives becomes even greater. Such a response is essential. Cyber attacks are perhaps the greatest and most pervasive threat of the modern age as rogue states, organised crime gangs and individual hackers and crooks seek to exploit online weaknesses to steal money, personal data, national secrets and intellectual property.

At best, the impact of such attacks can be embarrassing or inconvenient as photos and private messages suddenly become public. …

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