UK's NCSC to monitor internet routing to stop DDoS and hijacks

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The United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) continues to push the boundaries of cyberdefence. It’s been implementing simple things at scale to great effect. And for an intelligence agency — it’s part of GCHQ — it’s continuing to be remarkably open.

Two years ago, NCSC technical director Dr Ian Levy outlined his plans to secure the entire nation through strong, national enforcement of network protocols. The plan was dubbed “Active Cyber Defence”, and in February 2018 the NCSC reported on its first year of operation.

Levy updated some of that information in his keynote address to the newly rebranded Australia Cyber Conference, the annual conference of the Australian Information Security Association (AISA), in Melbourne on Thursday. He also outlined


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