Does the UK attack other countries in cyberspace?

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Yesterday, the British government published its cyber security strategy, announcing its intentions to create a central body to liaise with industry (the Office of Cyber Security or OCS) and a separate body, the Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC), based at the the UK’s surveillance headquarters GCHQ in Cheltenham.

There has been a lot in the newspapers about this (see the article in The Register, for instance).

When I tuned into BBC Radio 4, I heard the mischievous presenter of the PM show, Eddie Mair, interviewing Security minister Lord West.

Baron West of Spithead appears in the headlines occasionally for putting his foot in his mouth (It was recently revealed that he placed a bet that the Labour Party he represents would…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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