Ciaran Martin, former director general for cyber security at GCHQ, will lead the NCSC.
The GCHQ announced that one of the first missions assigned to the Centre is to work with the Bank of England to make awareness of cyber threats that are targeting the financial sector for.
“Our role is helping to make the UK the safest place to live and do business online. So we’re going to tackle the major threats from hostile states and criminal gangs.” Mr Martin said.
“But we’re also going to work tirelessly to automatically protect people from those smaller scale and deeply damaging attacks that cause so much disruption and frustration.”
“We’ll also continue our work helping people and businesses understand better what they need to do to protect themselves.”
The Dailymail reported also the comment of Mr Ben Gummer, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, who highlighted the importance of the Centre for SMBs that will receive all the necessary support to defeat cyber attacks.
“London leads the world in so many ways already. It is only right that we establish the country’s first Cyber Security Centre in the heart of the capital as Britain continues to lead in tackling this global issue.” said Ben Gummer.
“Whilst retaining access to the world leading capabilities, partnerships and people of the intelligence community, this new centre will have an ‘open-door’ policy which will make it easier for businesses of all sizes to get the best support available for cyber issue.”
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.