Tech firms welcome govt data sharing

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Trade association techUK has welcomed an announcement that the cyber security arm of GCHQ, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), will increase its collaboration with the private and public sectors in order to share information about potential cyber-security attacks.

“[GCHQ head] Jeremy Fleming’s speech today is an important acknowledgement that the NCSC can do more and scale its capability in sharing time-critical information with industry," said techUK's head of cyber Talal Rajab.

"Making the UK a safe place to do business online requires a collective effort from all – government, private sector and individuals – and techUK welcomes GCHQ’s efforts to make this a reality.”