UK launches new cybersecurity project

The project is part of a £860 million effort protect its internet data.

UK launches new cybersecurity project

World Bulletin / News Desk

The United Kingdom has launched a new cyber security system called the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UK) to deal with incidents of national significance, including threats to the government, industry and academia.

According to Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude, 93% of large corporations had experienced "a breach" over the past year, causing an average cost betwen £450,000 and £850,000 in damages.

The minister also repeated the claim that one London-based company had suffered a security breach which cost it "£800m worth of revenue".

Calling the project "an essential feature of - and a massive opportunity for - the UK's economic recovery," the project is part of a £860 million effort protect its internet data.

Although the project's primary role is co-ordination and information-sharing, it will also provide a single point of contact for co-ordinating international responses to computer security incidents.

Last Mod: 01 Nisan 2014, 15:24
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