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UK could be set for a major cybersecurity upgrade

April 25, 2019 / Sead Fadilpasic

Consumers are bad at protecting themselves from online threats and that's probably the main argument why such a responsibility shouldn't be theirs to bear in the first place. Consequently, the UK government is considering building a national cybersecurity defence system, which should incorporate government agencies, businesses, telecoms and ISPs. During the CYBERUK 19, a conference set up and run by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Jeremy Fleming, director of GCHQ, said it was time "to do more to take the burden of cybersecurity away from the individual.” "This technological revolution is providing extraordinary opportunity, innovation and progress – but it's also exposing us to increasing complexity, uncertainty and risk," he said, adding that this "brings new and unprecedented challenges for policymakers as we seek to protect our citizens, judicial systems, businesses - and even societal norms." This cybersecurity defence sys...