Official Opening of GCHQ's National Cyber Security Centre
14 February 2017
Having already handled 188 high level cyber-attacks in the UK in the past three months, the government’s new National Cyber Security Centre is built to deal with the increasing number, frequency and sophistication of severe hacking attempts.
Operational since October 2016, the centre will lead the response to the most serious incidents to help shape the underlying technological improvements in securing the internet in the UK. This will include shutting down phishing websites, reducing spoof emails and working with public sector organisations to eliminate vulnerabilities in their websites.
The project is part of a £1.9 billion fund announced by the previous chancellor; George Osborne and will officially be opened by Her Majesty the Queen later today.
The centre will also be working more openly with UK businesses to help them protect themselves against hackers.
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