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The delayed launch of the national Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) is getting back on track with the appointment of its new director, Chris Gibson. This comes after the project was delayed until next year. The organisation was due to be up and running this year but recruitment and other issues meant its launch was put …

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"Threat sharing"

Isn't that what the NSA, GCHQ and the other "5 Eyes" do?

Only it turns out that means "Anyone whose linked to a suspect in any way"

Very mixed feelings on this one.

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Enough with the cyber ********

Enough with the cyber-this, cyber-that waffle, only the technologically illiterate media ever use the phrase.

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Prime Danegeld Space for Cyber Viking Hordes and SMARTR Poachers turned Great Game Keepers

There is always an abiding and enigmatic Catch 22 dilemma in fields of virtual security and ethereal protection ....... [Is that any better for you, codeusirae, (who wrote, Enough with the cyber-this, cyber-that waffle, only the technologically illiterate media ever use the phrase.)] ..... and that is one cannot defend and save systems from collapse, unless one knows how they are to be attacked to be destroyed, and of course, that be information/intelligence/Intellectual Property which can be worth millions, billions and trillions depending upon what systems are to be targeted for attack and/or destruction and/or comprehensive successful cyber protection, and valuable to any number of players/agents/principals with some wanting to target assets either for destruction or takeover/makeover, and some wanting to protect and maintain status quo arrangements at risk.

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Sounds to me like a world of experience in shutting the stable door after the horse has gone!

Francis Maude, minister for the Cabinet Office, said: "Chris Gibson brings with him a wealth of experience in cyber incident response in the private sector, both in the UK and internationally..........

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A sign of desperate times? Much too little far too late.

Meet the man who'll TAKE OVER if UK faces CYBER ATTACK …. John Leyden [El Reg]

Take over what exactly, John? Command and Control of military forces/departments, intelligence services, government, police forces? That’s a big ask which isn’t going to end well if it even begins. And surely you meant to say when rather than if, for to imagine that there will be no sorties and squirmishes/virtual assaults and cyber attacks against the UK is to be positively brain dead unimaginative.

And how novel and enterprising to have top criminals joining government trying to keep the UK from falling foul of undoubted alternatively intelligent agents …. “Gibson joins the government having previously been director of e-Crime at Citigroup” One imagines that he’ll fit right in with that dodgy crowd with dirty secrets to hide.

And quite so, HKmk23, I agree with your posted view …..

Sounds to me like a world of experience in shutting the stable door after the horse has gone!

Francis Maude, minister for the Cabinet Office, said: "Chris Gibson brings with him a wealth of experience in cyber incident response in the private sector, both in the UK and internationally……….

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"A CERT, Computer Emergency Response Team, is a service set up by ... or government"

Just who will be dumb enough to trust any government, particularly the UK or US governments, given how they have betrayed trust placed in them by the taxpaying public and even politicians.

These guys lie - on TV - that says it all.

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