Northern Ireland Cyber Security Centre opens with support from NCSC

The Northern Ireland Cyber Security Centre officially opened its doors and will work in tandem with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to boost the digital resilience of the province.

The new Centre provides a centralised communications role for cyber security in Northern Ireland, and will help deliver the Cyber Security: A Strategic Framework for Action – which closely aligns with the UK Cyber Security Strategy.

Ciaran speaking at cyber event“The opening of this new centre is a hugely positive development for Northern Ireland. It will bolster the digital resilience and strength of the whole community here,” said Ciaran Martin, CEO of the NCSC who officially opened the Northern Ireland centre. “At the NCSC we look forward to working closely with our Northern Ireland counterparts as we develop ground-breaking new products and services to help all of us meet the fast-evolving cyber threats.”

As part of the launch the NCSC has delivered tailored briefings to which demonstrate the range of support it can offer the public and businesses.

Resources such as the Board Toolkit and the Small Business Guide, which supports SMEs to protect themselves from threats, and Exercise in a Box, which helps organisations find out how resilient they are to attack, were showcased as useful tools for mitigating basic cyber security attacks.

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