Cyber Security Centre launched in Northern Ireland
20 February 2020
The Northern Ireland Cyber Security Centre has officially opened its doors.
It will work in tandem with The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to ensure that the public, businesses, and charities will have access to the right advice, guidance, and support.
Officially opened on 10th February 2020, the centre is based in Queen’s Centre for Secure IT in the heart of Belfast's growing cyber hub in the Titanic Quarter.
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.
Throughout the week and as part of the launch, the NCSC has delivered tailored briefings to 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.
CEO of the NCSC Ciaran Martin, who officially opened the Northern Ireland centre, said: “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.
“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.”