UK and US intelligence agencies team up for cyber defense

Monday 19 January 2015 10:07 CET | News

The UK and the US will increase cooperation on cyber security by sharing intelligence to defend organisations such as banks.

The two governments will set up cyber cells on both sides of the Atlantic to share information.

It is reported that the cooperation between Britains GCHQ eavesdropping agency and the US National Security Agency will include joint war games, with the first exercise later in 2015 to involve the Bank of England and commercial banks in both the City of London and Wall Street.

The UK Prime Minister David Cameron said he also planned to discuss with Obama how the two countries could work more closely with internet companies such as Facebook and Google to monitor communications between terror suspects.

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Keywords: UK, US, online security, cyber security, cyber defense, GCHQ, National Security Agency, financial institutions
Categories: Fraud & Financial Crime
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