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Government approves building cyber security centre

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Prague, Nov 28 (CTK) – The National Security Office (NBU) will rebuild a part of former barracks in Brno-Cerne Pole into a new seat of the National Cyber Security Centre for up to 400 employees within a broad plan that the Czech government approved on Monday, its spokesman Martin Ayrer has tweeted.

The construction of the new cyber security centre is included in the document called Development of the capacities and capabilities of the NBU’s National Cyber Security Centre until 2025, Ayrer said.

At present, the National Cyber Security Centre employs 42 people, while in 2018, it will have 58 workers, including administrative support.

The centre is to be built in 2018-2023.

The new building will maek it possible to form rapid reaction teams within the GovCERT government security team, introduce permanent technical support and a call centre, tackle incidents and construct specialised workplaces for individual branches.
After its expansion, the National Cyber Security Centre will be able to establish an expert laboratory and a training centre, carry out security audits and build protected data centres.

The number of cyber attacks on critical and other important infrastructure have been rising in the past few years. At present, the GovCERT team registers around 100 security incidents a month.

Such attacks may threaten the key state services, security and defence ability as well as private firms and everyday life of inhabitants.

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