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Britain Issues ‘Cyber Challenge’ To Find New Talent
2011-12-02 05:41:03

In a bid to recruit young, cyber-savvy talent, Britain´s intelligence agency GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) has recently introduced a code-cracking competition via a somewhat unconventional medium. In contrast to the traditional ℠top-down´ recruitment strategy–which included combing the campuses of elite universities like Oxford and Cambridge for brainy, young James Bonds– the security organization´s administration is attempting to attract...

UK Increasingly Targeted In Cyber Attacks
2011-10-31 09:54:30

The United Kingdom has suffered a series of “disturbing” cyber attacks, including a recent serious, yet unsuccessful, assault on the Foreign Office´s network, Iain Lobban, the director of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), said on Monday. GCHQ, the UK´s spy agency similar to the National Security Agency in the US, handles operations such as intelligence-gathering and code-busting and is the heart of Britain´s cyber defenses. Lobban told British...

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2010-10-13 11:45:00

The head of Britain's electronic spying agency warned Wednesday that the country is facing a "real and credible" threat of cyber attacks from hostile criminals abroad which could potentially damage its critical infrastructure. Iain Lobban, director of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), said Britain's infrastructure -- such as emergency services and power grids -- was at an increased risk as the rapid growth of the Internet made communications systems more vulnerable. "We...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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