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Culture, Media and Sport Committee Enquiry into Cybersecurity

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 15:18

Shortly after the recent attacks on TalkTalk the Culture, Media and Sport Committee decided to hold an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the data breach, but also the wider implications for telecoms and internet service providers. This raised a number of issues around the premature speculation around the causes of the incident, cybersecurity within the telecoms industry, and the role of encryption as a tool to protect personal data.

These are clearly issues of importance to Jisc, the Janet network, and our customers, and are topics that we have discussed in some length in blogs and other forums. Our response to the inquiry is now available. In total 28 submissions have been made to the inquiry from a wide variety of organisations.

[UPDATE] The committee's report was published on 20th June 2016