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CERTified security

1.4.2014 by Jenn Granger

The government hasn’t done much to endear itself to our cyber selves recently. But, after many moons of uncertainty and delay, the UK’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UK) is finally and formally launched; think of it as a Ghostbusters team, helping to protect you from the things that go bump in the 'net. Cybersecurity is now ranked above nuclear dangers in terms of national threats, yet we have fewer safeguards in place for it. But now we have CERT, who supposedly will handle "cybersecurity incidents" of national significance, and keep us alerted to (if not safe from) cybercrims. At the launch yesterday…