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The Queen Opens GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre

The Queen has officially opened the government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), based in Victoria, London. Chancellor Philip Hammond said ahead of the opening: “The cyberattacks we are seeing are increasing in their frequency, their severity, and their sophistication.” It will work along with UK organisations, businesses and individuals to provide comprehensive cyber security advice […]

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Over half of the world’s internet traffic isn’t coming from humans

A new report shows that more than half of Internet traffic comes from bots — software applications that perform automated tasks for almost anything you can think of on the internet. The report presented by Imperva Incapsula goes to show that, for several years, bots have taken over the Internet and are more in number […]

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UK: Robots ‘Could Replace 25,000 Public Sector Workers’

Robots and artificial intelligence (AI) may replace 250,000 public sector workers, including doctors and nurses, in the UK over the next 15 years and save taxpayers billions, a new report published today said. According to public-services thinktank Reform, websites and AI “chat bots” could replace up to 90 percent of Whitehall’s administrators, as well as […]

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EU Considers Stress Test for All Banks Against Cyber Attacks

According to Reuters, the European Union is considering testing banks’ defenses against cyber attacks, EU officials and sources said, as concerns grow about the industry’s vulnerability to hacking. The consideration for a stress test is speculated to have been prompted by the recent cyber attack on Lloyds, where Britain’s largest mortgage lender was hit by […]

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UK Government awards blockchain G-cloud contract to a startup

  The UK government has now awarded a contract for the supply of blockchain platform as a service (PaaS) to startup company – Credits. It is the first blockchain platform provider to serve the technology through the Government Digital Services’ Digital Marketplace and will enable the platform to be used by organisations across the UK […]

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