National Cyber Security Centre Opens HQ In London To Set Up Government Firewalls

Come early October, London will become the first line of defense against cyber warfare. In 2015, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) was announced as a groundbreaking cyberdefense organization. The NCSC is now ready to engage in the growing war against online threats from around the globe.

Mainly focusing on cyber attacks emanating from China and Russia, the NCSC will implement new methods of automatic cyberdefense. The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) says NCSC is groundbreaking when it comes to setting new standards in cybersecurity. One aspect of this new standard is an “automatic government firewall.”



The NCSC will be working with some of the best technological minds and organizations to block malware and phishing emails automatically. Ciaran Martin, the intelligence agency’s director general of cyber security, explained NCSC and the upcoming firewall at a conference in Washington. The firewall, he explained, would be used by internet service providers such as BT, Sky and Virgin.

“What better way of providing automated defences at scale than by the major private providers effectively blocking their customers from coming into contact with known malware and bad addresses?” Martin asked the audience at another cybersecurity conference.

While the creation

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