Government creates network to fight hackers

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has approved the creation of nine regional IT security information sharing networks to cover all English councils, officials said on 29 September, 2005.

The networks, which are likened to a virtual neighbourhood-watch service, enable council IT security specialists to share information on hackers, software vulnerabilities and online threats.

Known as Warning Advice and Reporting Points (Warps) they are to be initiated by the nine regional government offices, although it is hoped that the networks will eventually spring up "organically" among groups of local authorities. Government creates network to fight hackers - ZDNet UK News

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