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27th October 2021 Issue no. 579
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UK cyber security boss to step down
Ciaran Martin, CEO of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), is to step down later in 2020 after nearly seven years in charge of the government’s cyber security efforts.
Having been appointed to the board of GCHQ as security head in 2013, Martin, who was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the New Year’s Honours List, was instrumental in the establishment of the NCSC as a unit within GCHQ following the 2015 General Election.
“It has been the privilege of a lifetime to set up the NCSC and lead its brilliant people. When we created the NCSC, we set out to achieve something truly special, and I hope and believe we are leaving UK cyber security in much better shape,” said Martin.
“Challenges around securing technology are only going to get ever more complex, so it’s right that after six and a half years that someone else takes this world-class organisation to the next level.”
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