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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...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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