Category Archives: Cyber-security

Cyberpants – being scared doesn’t avoid being scarred

News media rarely resist opportunities to scare the cyberpants off their audiences.  Often they are simply reflecting the gesture politics of populist leaders who wish to be seen as pro-active but lack effectiveness in their policy pretensions.  Clearly there are dangers in complacency but, in the view the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, the… Read More »

National Cyber Security Centre – very much in business

GCHQ’s new Cyber Security Centre, formally opened today by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, has been operational since October 2016 and handled 188 ‘high-level’ cyber-attacks against the UK over the past three months. Speaking at the opening, the Rt Hon. Philip Hammond MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, said:  “Britain is transforming its capabilities in cyber defence and deterrence. It’s crucial… Read More »