The UK’s new National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) officially opens for business today as a public-facing part of GCHQ that acts as a focal point for the government to deliver authoritative advice on tackling cyber-security issues. It will be based in the Nova office and shopping complex near Victoria Station in London, not in Cheltenham at GCHQ, as originally announced last year, though it will also have offices there. While this operational centre will focus on defensive work, it will be able to call on offensive capabilities developed by GCHQ and the Ministry of Defence. According to Evening Standard reports, the NCSC will have a staff of 700, more than half of whom will be based in the new HQ, moving in to the building later this year and in early 2017. It will have specialist teams for the City, Whitehall, intelligence and security services, energy, telecoms and other parts of the critical national infrastructure.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: SC Magazine