back to article Blighty's National Cyber Security Centre cyber-reveals cyber-blueprints

The UK government has released the prospectus for its National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), ahead of the launch of the facility this Autumn. The blueprint [PDF] outlines that the NCSC will act as a hub for sharing best practices in security between public and private sectors, and will tackle cyber incident response. As …

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There are some fairly sensible sounding items in that document. Repeated several times in fact. Cut out the waffle, the unnecessary pictures and the 12 pages could become 4 (possibly even 3)

The real issue will be if they can actually achieve any of the things that they set out to do. Like most of these type of documents, they make great sound bites, but don't really get to the point where it commits to any single thing.

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Open in what way?

How is any of that document "open". It gives details of nothing, and is full of waffle. Which is pretty much what you'd expect, but please don't call it "open".

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The chap from Intel called it open, which says all you need to know about how open Intel is.

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meanwhile, back at the ranch, smart meters are being installed.

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So are these the guys you call when you get hacked?

and more importantly... will they actually do anything?

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Good Luck

If the UK can figure out how to accomplish this, please show the US government. Corporate lobbies have shut this down so hard that both sides of the political spectrum have given up in Washington.

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Cutting the cake into ever diminishing slices doesn't feed nations what they need to seed

"The Centre will bring together the capabilities already developed by CESG – the Information Security arm of GCHQ – the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure, CERT-UK and the Centre for Cyber Assessment, allowing us to build on the best of what we already have, whilst significantly simplifying the current arrangements," Martin said in a canned statement contained within the prospectus.

That seems far too much like more of the same old stuff and guff, but in smaller bits and pieces, to be anything different than just the usual type of merry-go-round jobs for ye olde boys club. It can hardly be lauded as anything earth shatteringly new and revolutionary/smarter evolutionary.

It, the National Cyber Security Centre, will provide though another juicy target for both pilots and pirates of tasty cyberwar/cyberwarefare and every conceivable variant of discriminating vapourware.

And I thought the Government was into austerely reducing the size of the public sector office space, not adding to it with another experimental place of high endian worship? :-) They make everything up as they go along every day, don't they? That how everything works, so badly and madly, isn't it.

And when that is the real truth of existence, both yours and theirs, is it and IT an abiding titanic vulnerability extremely easily exploited by the wealthy in search and deployment and employment of smarter zerodays. Indeed, executed as a weapons systems, is IT somewhat invisible and intangible and a NEUKlearer HyperRadioProActive AI Bombe and a quite perfect enough ERW in both the

right and wrong sort of hands, hearts and minds. And that perversely enough makes its manufacture and stockpiling and global stationing, extremely valuable.

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Re: Cutting the cake into ever diminishing slices doesn't feed nations what they need to seed

@amanfromMars: Have you ever considered that you were suffering from mental health issues?

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Re: Mental Health Issues ..... a Problem In Sanity

@amanfromMars: Have you ever considered that you were suffering from mental health issues? ... Omar Smith

Such a consideration, explored occasionally if not frequently, is surely quite wise to ponder and wonder at, in order to determine the notion and/or condition wrong and a false diagnosis.

Thank you for your concern, OS. Be assured that presently all is well ...... with the future, of course, always subject to clinical, non cynical review.

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Plus ca change....

GCHQ always hated the fact that NISCC reported to the DG of the Security Service. So, NCSC re-invents NISCC but reporting to GCHQ. I see nothing here that NISCC wasn't already doing, and more openly, years ago.

Whoop de do.

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Blighty's National Cyber Security Centre

"The UK government has released the prospectus for its National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)"

I feel better already :)

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"NCSC will act as a hub for sharing best practices in security between public and private sectors, and will tackle cyber incident response."

I thought this was what CERT / CISP was for?

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