Cybercrime

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 12th December 2017.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many incidents relating to cyber attacks have been dealt with by GCHQ in each of the last 12 months.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Cabinet Office)

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ, was established in 2016 and coordinates the government’s response to significant cyber incidents. In its first Annual Review, published in October 2017, the NCSC reported it had dealt with 590 significant cyber investigations in its first 12 months of operation.

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