PolicyChris Gibson appointed director of UK’s national Computer Emergency Response Team

Chris Gibson appointed director of UK’s national Computer Emergency Response Team

The director of the UK’s national Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), Chris Gibson, took up his post last week as implementation of CERT-UK progresses, with initial operational capability planned for early next year.

The director of the UK’s national Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), Chris Gibson, took up his post last week as implementation of CERT-UK progresses, with initial operational capability planned for early next year.

Francis Maude, the Minister for Cabinet Office, said: “Chris Gibson brings with him a wealth of experience in cyber incident response in the private sector, both in the UK and internationally. His first-hand knowledge and understanding of cyber security will be invaluable as he leads the national CERT.

We set out in our national Cyber Security Strategy the importance of strengthening our response to cyber incidents.”

Cyber attacks are a growing threat to UK interests and  cyber security is a national priority. Billions of pounds are lost to the UK economy each year with industry being by far the biggest victim.

 

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