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Absolute protection not possible, - Britain on cyber-attacks
09:19, 22 April 2018

Absolute protection not possible, - Britain on cyber-attacks

Ciaran Martin expressed confidence that Britain would face Russia’s cyber-attacks, though the time of the attacks is unknown

09:19, 22 April 2018

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Ciaran Martin, the Director General for government and industry cybersecurity at the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in England, stated that the officers of British special services cannot provide complete protection of the state from the possible cyber-attacks, as The Telegraph reported.

Martin expressed confidence that Britain would face Russia’s cyber-attacks, though the time of the attacks is unknown. He noted that the agency is dealing with the provision of the immunity to cyber-attacks at the energy systems, water facilities, Internet, traffic system and health service.

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"Absolute protection is neither possible nor desirable; it’s about having more resilience in the systems we care about the most, those where loss of service would have the most impact on our way of life,” Martin stated.

It was reported that the Government of the country received a letter with the list of measures to be taken for the protection from cyber-attacks.

Earlier, the U.S. and Britain have officially accused Russia of performing cyber-attacks using NotPetya virus in June 2017.

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