The National Cyber Security Centre will focus on boosting the UK s cyber defense rather than offensive capabilities

The UK s National Cyber Security Centre NCSC has opened and will act as the front-line base for providing government organisations and UK-based businesses with advice on how to defend against cyber threats.

Based in London s Victoria, the centre is being headed-up by ex-director general of cyber at GCHQ, Ciaran Martin.

The centre s primary focus is on cyber defense rather than offensive capabilities, which tend to be the domain of GCHQ.

It will look to tack issues such as online security, curtailing intellectual property theft and raising awareness across public and private sector organisations on how to mitigate cyber threats.

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