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GCHQ growing cyber capability to match threat

April 12, 2018 / Warwick Ashford

GCHQ continues to grow and develop its cyber capability to match the rapidly expanding and evolving threat landscape, says agency director. Protecting the UK’s critical information has always been an essential part of what GCHQ does, said Jeremy Fleming, the agency’s director, in his first public speech in the role. “In the cyber age, this has never been more important,” he told the CyberUK 2018 conference in Manchester, describing it as the UK’s pre-eminent cyber leadership event. Fleming said the speech was aimed at describing how cyber threats developing, how GCHQ is approaching this challenge, how the agency is taking the fight against terrorism online, how adversaries are becoming more tech savvy, and how GCHQ is responding, operationally technologically.