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The Labour party has pledged to “radically overhaul” cyber security in government and has called for the creation of a dedicated ministry.
Shadow Cabinet Office minister Jo Platt accused the Conservatives of lacking the cyber security leadership that the government and the public need.
“For a task as critical and vast as the UK’s cyber resilience, we need a strategic centre to coordinate across departments and ensure high standards and shared practices across government departments,” Platt said in a New Statesman article.
“A single minister for cyber security, with the commitment and authority to ensure our public sector is safe and to engage constructively with the private sector to bolster resilience, warrants serious consideration.
“A single minister might work closely with the National Cyber Security Centre but provide the authority and weight of government behind their recommendations to ensure the UK is one of the most prepared and resilient nations in the world.”
Platt is known for her criticism of the government’s cyber security strategy. In the article, she described several Conservative blunders, such as varying cyber security practices across departments and a lack of coherence when it comes to responsibility for that area.
Last month, Platt challenged digital, culture, media and sport (DCMS) secretary Jeremy Wright over a leak from the National Security Council about plans to allow Huawei limited access to help build the UK’s new 5G network.
“The decision to allow Huawei’s involvement in building our 5G network raises some extremely serious questions that must be answered if we are to provide the public with concrete assurances about the integrity and safety of the network,” said Platt.
An inquiry into the leak to the Daily Telegraph resulted in the sacking of defence secretary Gavin Williamson earlier this week.
“Huawei is a company known from multiple public reports from our security services to manufacture sub-optimal equipment, often at a lower-than-average cost,” said Platt.
The shadow minister then asked Wright whether the same equipment would be approved for deployment in the UK.
Responding to Platt, Wright said the DCMS is carrying out a cross-departmental, evidence-based review of the supply chain to ensure the security and diversity of the government supply base, and a final decision is yet to be made on the subject.
“There is a good deal of Huawei equipment already in UK networks, so we are not talking about beginning from a standing start,” said Wright.
“But it reinforces the need to ensure that this review of the supply chain is broadly based – as it is – to ensure that we address the security of the network, regardless of where the equipment comes from.”
On the issue of security and intelligence agencies as a whole, Wright said the government “will take full account” of their advice, adding: “We will continue to take seriously what they tell us.”
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- Lead Cyber Security Incident Response Consultant.
- United Kingdom
Seeking skilled and passionate UK-based individual for a Lead Cyber Security Incident Response Consultant opportunity 3 core skillsets for the role Hands on technical incident response (triage and planning). Business consultancy (engaging with clients). Commercial awareness. Being able to engage in business growth conversations. Consultancy experience is an essential as it the ability to visit clients and the office. Additional experience will include, but not be limited to: Developing incident response strategies, guides and procedures for effective incident handling Proactive and reactive defense plans based on cyber threat actors' techniques Offering guidance, supervision, and fostering opportunities for team development Significant career development opportunities for the right individuals.
- OUTSIDE IR35 Contract- Functional tester- SC clearance Microsoft Windows Server
- Outside IR35 contract
Front End Functional tester with SC clearance needed for an Outside IR35 project. Current valid SC clearance is required Experience with functional testing with exchange, sharepoint, SQL and other applications relating across a windows server Migration to 2019. Must be able to get to Central London 3 days a week. Jira, Wiki documentation and automation experience highly desirable.
- ForgeRock Consultant- UK
- United Kingdom
- Upto £100,000 plus benefits
ForgeRock Consultant/ Architect is require for niche consultancy who are looking to expand their presence within the UK/European Market Looking for a lead IAM architect, ideally with ForgeRock experience but would consider other vendors, But looking for someone who is able to advice and consultant with Clients but have the implementation background so they can get involved in projects as and when needed. Key duties will be: Provider IAM consultancy to clients, with a focus on ForgeRock Product stack ·Responsible for the design and implementation of ForgeRock solutions ·Install and configure ForgeRock stack to meet customer authentication and authorization requirements, ·Design and implement OAuth2 protocol using ForgeRock OpenAM, ·Design and develop OpenAM custom authentication modules, ·Configure ForgeRock stack to protect RESTful API, ·Troubleshoot and support ForgeRock IAM stack. This is a great role to join a niche play as they look to kick of their European expansion
- ForgeRock Consultant- Netherlands
ForgeRock Consultant required for 6 Month Contract This will be a mix of on site and home based, so need people to be based in the Netherlands We are looking for a lead ForgeRock Technical Consultant/ Architect with strong experience of ForgeRock to lead a new deployment project. ·Responsible for the design and implementation of ForgeRock stack ·Install and configure ForgeRock stack to meet customer authentication and authorization requirements, ·Design and implement OAuth2 protocol using ForgeRock OpenAM, ·Design and develop OpenAM custom authentication modules, ·Configure ForgeRock stack to protect RESTful API, ·Troubleshoot and support ForgeRock IAM stack. ·Designed and developed Restful APIs, This is a great project with an expanding leading IAM player within Europe, We are looking for someone with the above experience, who is comfortable hitting the ground running and taking on the reins at the start of a project