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Lockheed Martin Debuts UK Cybersecurity Center

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With one cybersecurity center already in operation in the U.S., Lockheed Martin‘s U.K. operations has opened its first cybersecurity center overseas. The 2.5 million pound, $$3.9 billion, Security Intelligence Centre at Farnborough was opened today Gerald Howarth MP, Minister for International Security Strategy, according to the company. The center will be run …

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BAE Systems UK to Support Warrior Upgrade

BAE Systems reported that its United Kingdom division will provide two vital inputs for the Warrior Capability Sustainment Program, which include: CTA International, an Anglo-French joint venture with Nexter Systems,has designed a new 40mm cannon and ammunition for this and the FRES Scout programs. BAE Systems' Munitions business will produce …

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Cisco Finalizes Acquisition of AXIOSS

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Cisco announced today that it has completed the acquisition of service fulfillment software assets and associated employees from the UK subsidiary of Comptel Corporation. Through the acquisition, Cisco is able to extend network and service management technologies across its next generation IP network platforms making it easier for service providers to …

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UK: Terrorists Use Facebook, Twitter for 'Cyber Jihad'

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The British government is warning about the threat of al-Qaida using online technology to plan attacks in pursuit of a “cyber jihad,” BBC News reports. According to U.K.’s updated counterterrorism strategy published Tuesday, terrorists’ use of social media to disseminate information and radicalize people is “commonplace,” and evidence shows extremists …

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Malaysia, UK Sign Agreement to Fight Cyber Crime

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The executive branch of Malaysia’s government has decided to sign a memorandum of understanding with the United Kingdom to work together to battle cross-border crime, including web-based ones, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is expected to sign the MoU during …

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New UK Cyber Czar Appointed to Wrangle £650 Million Budget

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The U.K.’s Armed Forces Minister Nick Harvey has announced the appointment of a “very senior military officer“ to spearhead the government's cybersecurity operations group. Speaking in the House of Commons earlier this week, Harvey reiterated the government's focus on cybersecurity, detailed in its Strategic Defence and Security Review, published last …

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UK Energy Sector Fears Attack within Next 12 Months

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Energy firms in the U.K. believe a major cyber attack against the grid will be launched in the next 12 months, but are not taking action implementing stronger cybersecurity or other defensive measures, according to a new survey. Conducted by D.C.-based Center for Strategic and International Studies, on behalf of …

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Report: Cyber Crime Costs UK $44 Million Every Year

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British government estimates say cyber crime costs the nation more than £27 billion, roughly $43.5 billion a year, with industry experiencing the biggest economical loss. A report by the Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance and BAE Systems-owned Detica released today concluded web crime is an expanding, widespread problem, …

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UK's Cyber Cops Get £63 Million Funding Boost

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The U.K.’s Home Office is allocating £63 million — more than $101 million — to fight the growing threat from hackers and other cyber dangers. Theresa May, a member of the Parliament, said the funds, spread over four years, will come from the £650 million designated in October to strengthen …

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