Cyber Security


  • Defence Secretary commits £22m to fund Army cyber operations centres

    May 24, 2019

    The government has pledged £22 million to fund the creation of cyber operations centres for the British Army in order to boost the military’s offensive cyber capabilities. The number of centres and their locations has yet to be confirmed, but their construction is slated to start next year with the centres commencing their operations at some ...

  • Baltimore ransomware attack cripples public services

    May 23, 2019

    The city of Baltimore has been locked out of its online services for more than two weeks after thousands of government computers were infected with ransomware. The hack, which was first discovered on 7 May, has shut down a number of government services, including those for paying tax, parking tickets and water bills, and has prevented ...

  • DOE Announces US$8 Million in Funding for Energy System Resilience

    May 15, 2019

    The government will fund projects that reduce the risk of cyber incidents disrupting electricity generation, transmission and distribution as well as the production, refining, storage and distribution of oil and natural gas. The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced an US$8 million investment in innovative approaches to enhance the reliability and resilience of the nation’s energy ...

  • Two years after WannaCry, a million computers remain at risk

    May 12, 2019

    Two years ago today, a powerful ransomware began spreading across the world. WannaCry spread like wildfire, encrypting hundreds of thousands of computers in more than 150 countries in a matter of hours. It was the first time that ransomware, a malware that encrypts a user’s files and demands cryptocurrency in ransom to unlock them, had spread across ...