New National Cyber Security Centre to bring UK cyber expertise together

Today the Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, Matthew Hancock confirmed that the UK’s new national cyber centre will be called the National Cyber Security Centre.

The UK faces a growing threat of cyber-attacks from states, serious crime gangs, hacking groups as well as terrorists. The NCSC will help ensure that the people, public and private sector organisations and the critical national infrastructure of the UK are safer online.

It will bring the UK’s cyber expertise together to transform how the UK tackles cyber security issues.

It will be the authoritative voice on information security in the UK and one of its first tasks will be to work with the Bank of England to produce advice for the financial sector for managing cyber security effectively.

In setting up the NCSC we will adopt structured consultation with the private sector. Our objectives are to raise awareness of Government intent, undertake genuine dialogue that shapes service delivery, demonstrate serious commitment to listen, and develop sustainable engagement channels.

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