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To mark a year since it began operations, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) published a new report on 3 October to analyse the state of UK cyber security.
In its first 12 months, the organisation has prevented thousands of attacks, provided vital support for the UK’s Armed Forces and managed hundreds of incidents. It revealed that the centre has received 1,191 cyber incident reports, 590 of which were ‘classed as significant’ since October 2016.
Ciaran Martin, CEO of the NCSC, said: “Cyber security is crucial to our national security and to our prosperity. We’re incredibly proud of what we have achieved in our first year at the National Cyber Security Centre, bringing together some of the best cyber security brains in the country in a single place.
“But the threat remains very real and growing - further attacks will happen and there is much more for us to do to make the UK the safest place in the world to live and do business online. We look forward to working with our partners at home and abroad in the year ahead in pursuit of that vital goal.”