News / UK by Press Association 12/04/2018, 10:46 am Updated: 12/04/2018, 10:49 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Islamic State terrorists struggled to promote their ideology of hate online after the UK launched its first cyber campaign against the extremists, the head of the UK intelligence service has said. Ex-MI5 senior officer Jeremy Fleming, in his first public speech since becoming head of GCHQ last year, said the UK cyber attack on IS, also known as Daesh, was “too sensitive to talk about in detail” but his organisation and the Ministry of Defence had conducted a “major offensive”. Mr Fleming, speaking in Manchester, said: “These operations have made a significant contribution to coalition efforts to suppress Daesh propaganda, hindered their ability to coordinate attacks, and protected coalition forces on the battlefield. “Cyber is only one part of the wider international … [Read more...] about GCHQ chief hails success of ‘major’ cyber crackdown on Islamic State
THE UK intelligence community is expanding its operation and opening a new site in the North West. Here's the lowdown on the big move up North for Britain's spies. When is GCHQ opening a base in Manchester? GCHQ is expanding its network of sites as Britain bolsters its defences against terror, cyber and other threats in the digital age. In addition to its headquarters in Cheltenham, GCHQ currently has offices in Bude, Cornwall and Scarborough, north Yorkshire. How many jobs will it create? The exact amount of jobs being created by the move is not yet known but GCHQ's top brass have said the number will be in the "hundreds". GCHQ director Jeremy Fleming said: "I'm delighted we're opening a new site in the city of Manchester. "It will create hundreds of high-calibre jobs for people who will have a vital role in keeping this country safe. "Our new facility will open up a huge new pool of highly talented, tech-savvy recruits vital to our future success." Why is it being set up? Officials … [Read more...] about When is GCHQ opening a base in Manchester, how many jobs will it create and why is it being set up?
Manchester 11 April 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-43725323 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Intelligence agency GCHQ is to open a new Manchester base to put the city at the "heart of the nation's security".GCHQ said hundreds of new jobs would be created when the new centre opens in 2019. It will work … [Read more...] about GCHQ to open a new Manchester base
News / UK by Press Association 11/04/2018, 9:52 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter GCHQ is expanding its network of sites as Britain bolsters its defences against terror, cyber and other threats in the digital age. The intelligence agency, often referred to as the UK’s listening post, announced it would open a new facility in Manchester next year. Officials said the secure base would be “at the heart of the nation’s security, using cutting-edge technology and technical ingenuity to identify and disrupt threats to the UK”. GCHQ director Jeremy Fleming said: “I’m delighted we’re opening a new site in the city of Manchester. “It will create hundreds of high-calibre jobs for people who will have a vital role in keeping this country safe. “Our new facility will open up a huge new pool of highly talented, tech-savvy recruits vital to our future success.” In … [Read more...] about GCHQ to open new base in Manchester
Top secret spy agency GCHQ is to set up a huge new base in Manchester, the M.E.N can reveal. The exact location of the new listening post - which will work closely with MI5 and MI6 to combat terror threats, including online - has not been revealed, but chiefs say it will place the city ‘at the heart of the nation’s security’. Bosses at GCHQ, the Government’s intelligence, security and cyber organisation, said the move would create hundreds of new jobs when it opens next year. The organisation’s director, Jeremy Fleming, said in the wake of the Manchester Arena attack last May, ‘GCHQ drew strength from the togetherness and resilience shown by all of Manchester’s communities.’ “That’s how you tackle terrorism,” he added. The Manchester base would expand the Government Communications Headquarters’ network of UK sites. The ultra-secretive agency’s headquarters is in Cheltenham, with offices also situated in … [Read more...] about Top secret spy agency GCHQ to set up huge base in Manchester and put the city ‘at heart of UK security’