Gordon Brown announces new UK security push

Powered by SC Magazine
 

Prime Minister promises more action on UK cyber attacks

Gordon Brown has unveiled new security plans for the UK, announcing amongst other things, moves to further secure the country against cyber attacks.

Speaking on the new risks to the country, Brown said, "I can confirm that to meet future security needs we have set aside funds to modernise our interception capability… the new Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure set up last year will provide a higher level of protection against internet or cyber-based threats

To harness a much wider range of expertise and experience from outside government and help us plan for the future we are inviting business, academics, community organisations and military and security experts from outside government to join a new National Security Forum that will advise the recently constituted National Security Committee."

Brown promised that these groups, would be much more open than previous organisations, and that the government would release much more information about the threats we face.

"Later this year, we will openly publish for the first time a national register of risks - information that was previously held confidentially within Government - so the British public can see at first hand the challenges we face and the levels of threat we have assessed."

itweek.co.uk @ 2010 Incisive Media


Gordon Brown announces new UK security push
 
 
 
Top Stories
Coalition's NBN cost-benefit study finds in favour of MTM
FTTP costs too much, would take too long.
 
Who'd have picked a BlackBerry for the Internet of Things?
[Blog] BlackBerry has a more secure future in the physical world.
 
Will Nutanix be outflanked before reaching IPO?
VMware muscles in on storage startup in hyper-converged infrastructure.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
Which is the most prevalent cyber attack method your organisation faces?




   |   View results
Phishing and social engineering
  70%
 
Advanced persistent threats
  3%
 
Unpatched or unsupported software vulnerabilities
  11%
 
Denial of service attacks
  6%
 
Insider threats
  10%
TOTAL VOTES: 655

Vote