#AceSecurityNews – LONDON: 15:07: 14/02/17: Nearly Two-Thirds of UK Businesses Report Cyberattacks in Past 12 Months, Most Companies Fail to Provide Efficient Cybersecurity Chancellor Said on Wednesday as they Opened a Brand News Cyber-Centre – #AceNewsDesk reports – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – Feb.15: As the world of ‘ Cyberattacks ‘ begins to impinge more and more on our capitalistic society British politicians open a brand new ‘ Cyber-Centre ‘ to provide security but also to spy on its citizens in a world that was starting to take shape in Orwell’s 1984 scenario ..

Guardian reported that Ciaran Martin, head of UK National Cyber Security Centre, says he expects formal requests for help with digital security

British political parties have approached the surveillance agency #GCHQ for advice on beefing up their internet security after a cyber-attack during the 2015 UK general election and the hacking in the US last year of the Democratic party.

Ciaran Martin, head of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, which is part of GCHQ and was officially opened on Tuesday, confirmed informal contact had been made by the parties and that he expected to be asked formally to provide advice on how to increase their digital security.

Britain’s new National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) invited private sector companies to train and collaborate with it on cyber defense, as Queen Elizabeth formally opened its London hub on Tuesday. The NCSC started last October and is moving into a new operations center in Victoria, central London. The “NCSC Industry 100” initiative will look to embed people from industry to identify threats, vulnerabilities, and develop advice to combat cyberattacks. NCSC head Ciaran Martin said Britain had been the target of 188 cyberattacks in the last three months and warned a major attack was likely in the future.

The NCSC currently expects the proposed secondment program – which will embed 100 private sector staff by the end of financial year 2017/18 – to be funded by industry. Private sector collaboration with the NCSC is already taking place, with aerospace major Lockheed Martin announcing it would back a work-study program targeted at students entering college. The NCSC is part of a 1.9 billion-pound ($2.4 billion) program to boost Britain’s cyber defenses, and forms part of the intelligence and security organization, GCHQ, the government communications headquarters. It has delivered trial services that discover vulnerabilities in public sector websites, help government departments better manage spoofing of their email and has taken down tens of thousands of phishing sites affecting the UK. It is currently investigating Britain’s biggest cyber heist – 2.5 million pounds stolen from Tesco Bank.

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