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National Cyber Security Centre Officially Opens

National Cyber Security Centre Officially Opens

The National Cyber Security centre has been officially opened by the Queen.

The centre is a single, central body for cyber security at a national level and is core to the government’s National Cyber Security strategy.

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, said: “The new National Cyber Security Centre will provide a hub of world-class, user-friendly expertise for businesses and individuals, as well as rapid response to major incidents.”

He said the government’s 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review classified cyber as a tier one threat to the UK, and outlined the actions the government needed to take to secure the country.

He said: “Government must take a more active cyber defence approach – supporting industry’s use of automated defence techniques to block, disrupt and neutralise malicious activity before it reaches the user.

“The public has much to gain from active cyber defence and, with the proper safeguards in place to protect privacy, these measures have the potential to be transformational in ensuring that UK internet users are secure by default.”

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