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Preventing cyber crime is central to GCHQ’s mission, says chief

The head of the UK’s spy agency GCHQ has said that protecting Britain from cyber crime must be as central to its mission as defending the country from terrorism.

Jeremy Fleming spelt out his vision for the future direction of the agency in the opinion pages of the Sunday Telegraph [8 October] after the National Cyber Security Centre, which was set up a year ago within GCHQ, issued its first report last week [3 October].

The NCSC is the centrepiece of a five-year National Security Strategy that was launched by the British government in 2016, under which it pledged to invest £1.9 billion in cyber security by 2020.

“In my view, the Government was right to house the NCSC in GCHQ,” Fleming said in the article. “Over the past year, it has responded to nearly 600 significant incidents requiring a national, coordinated response.”

Recent cyber attacks

Read more at: https://www.globalgovernmentforum.com/preventing-cyber-crime-central-gchqs-mission-says-chief/

San Diego People: Recognizing and preventing cyber bullying

With the return of the school year comes new challenges and even dangers that students face when it comes to bullying.

Some studies say that up to 49 percent of students are bullied in grades 4 through 12, but only 20 to 30 percent is ever reported.

Nora Rubio, an 18-year veteran elementary school teacher, joined KUSI to talk about ways to help recognize the signs and prevent bullying. 

Read more at: http://www.kusi.com/story/36227685/san-diego-people-recognizing-and-preventing-cyber-bullying

Today’s G-7 Meeting Focused On Preventing Cyber Crime

The Finance Leaders of the countries of G-7 focused on cyber crime on the today’s meeting in Bari, Italy, and decided to redouble their efforts to make cyberspace more secure, reported Reuters.

The Group of Seven promised to step up their work to try to prevent such assault which hacking tools are believed to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), and affected almost 100 countries on Friday.

“This is a reminder to all of us of the importance and focus on cyber security,” said Steven Mnuchin, the U.S. Treasury Secretary.

Read more at: http://www.novinite.com/articles/180309/Today%E2%80%99s++G-7+Meeting+Focused+On+Preventing+Cyber+Crime

Preventing cyber attacks starts with the individual

Registration is already open for the 2017 Security Summit, with five international plenary speakers, #SS17HACK launch, four training courses, and much more to choose from.  For the complete agenda, click here.

Businesses who have not yet fallen victim to a cyber attack need to accept that it’s only a matter of time before they do. The big question is, how can businesses prevent, detect, respond and recover from attacks.

“What is key, is prevention, because as the old maxim goes, prevention is better than cure,” says Yusuph Kileo, a cybersecurity and digital forensics expert from Tanzania, and MD and board member, Africa ICT Alliance (AfICTA), who will be presenting on ‘Incident management, cyber forensics, and investigation’ during the ITWeb Security Summit, to be held from 15 to 19 May, at Vodaworld in Midrand.

Sadly, he says many believe that the job of

Read more at: http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=160909