GCHQ unit claims it has ‘objectively’ made the UK a less desirable target to cybercrims


GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre claims that its strategy of “actively defending” the UK against high-volume commodity attacks is working.

The Active Cyber Defence (ACD) programme aims to “protect the majority of people in the UK from the majority of the harm, caused by the majority of the attacks, for the majority of the time”. The strategy, announced in September 2016, is intended to tackle the high-volume commodity attacks that affect people’s everyday lives, rather than highly sophisticated and targeted attacks, which are contested through other tactics.

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Source: The Register