In April 2018, the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) in the United States, the US government’s chief cybersecurity official, published its annual report on the country’s cyber security capabilities.
The report identified “the United States as the world’s most resilient” and its top 10 vulnerabilities “are the top two”.
The report noted that “cyber threat actors and governments around the world” had “a clear appetite for information” and that the “cyberspace landscape is now increasingly interconnected”.
The National Cyber Security and Communications Integrated Center (NCSCIC) has now released its annual assessment of the United Kingdom, revealing that the country is “the world’s leading source of cyber threat information”.
According to the NCSCIC, the United kingdom has the third highest number of cyber threats per capita in the world, with 5.3 threats per 1 million people.
The UK has “one of the largest networks of digital infrastructure” in the UK, the report said, adding that the UK has the largest number of online services, including Facebook, Twitter, Google, Microsoft and others.
The United Kingdom is also the top source of threat information, the NCCCIC said, with “more than half of the nation’s online threat intelligence comes from the UK”.
The United States is the “leading source of information about threats”, followed by China, India, Russia, France and the United Arab Emirates.
It is followed by the UK and China.
The NCCIC report also revealed that “more countries are using social media than ever before”, but “the extent to which this trend will continue remains to be seen”.
It also said that “the ability to build and maintain a highly effective cyber defence infrastructure is still far from being widespread across the global community”.
In March 2018, Google announced plans to develop a virtual private network (VPN) technology to allow people to bypass the US National Security Agency’s (NSA) digital surveillance programme Prism.
In September 2018, Twitter said it had begun work on its own VPN technology, which would allow users to bypass NSA’s online surveillance programmes.
Facebook said in October 2018 that it had “started to build a VPN for our services” that it was “building to allow users the freedom to communicate securely across the web, with ease”.
The NCSCIB report also highlighted that the United Nations had identified the world as “the most vulnerable” in terms of “cynical actors and other malicious actors”, saying “the UN is currently working to create a new international convention to address cyber security in order to safeguard its citizens”.
The UN said it was in the process of establishing a “cynicas convention for the protection of cyptomatic systems” that would “provide legal protection for people and organizations affected by the malicious activities of cybercriminals and other cyber actors”.
The “cynetic-security community” had developed “a set of principles to help guide cybersurveillance practices” and “an international legal framework that would ensure the privacy and security of data stored and accessed by individuals and organisations”, the NCCIC said.
The UN’s convention would “set forth guidelines for states to implement and enforce laws and policies that promote the privacy of cybservers and information systems”.
In 2018, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and other companies had signed up to the Convention on the Rights of the Data and Information Systems of the Information Society, which aims to “promote the protection and privacy of personal information”.
In February 2018, Microsoft signed up as an “emerging consensus partner” to the Cyber Security Convention, which was the first cyber security agreement to be signed by a US company.
In May 2018, Apple signed up and signed an “agreement for common cybersecurity principles” to “protect our customers and partners”.
In July 2018, IBM signed up “as an emerging consensus partner to the National Convention on Cybersecurity”, which is the first national cybersecurity agreement to have been signed by an international corporation.
In August 2018, Amazon signed an agreement with the UN to “develop and implement a common framework for cybersecurity” and a “common cyber security strategy”.
In October 2018, Samsung signed an association agreement with UN Security Council and the UN General Assembly, which “recognises that cyber security is a global problem, one that has to be addressed by all states, including countries that do not share the same national interests”.
The agreement was also signed by Samsung, Apple, Google and others, including IBM, Facebook and Microsoft.
On July 22, 2020, Microsoft announced that it would begin “operational testing of our Azure virtual cloud infrastructure”.
In June 2020, Google said that it “will soon begin working on a new cloud service for our enterprise customers that will be powered by a hybrid cloud architecture that enables users to store, process and access data in the cloud”.
Google’s cloud service will allow “business and government customers to access data securely and securely manage data”. Google