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Castro-Edwards Discusses UK NCSC’s Election Cybersecurity Service

May 17, 2024

Privacy, Cybersecurity & Data Strategy counsel James Castro-Edwards was quoted in the Infosecurity Magazine article, “NCSC Expands Election Cybersecurity to Safeguard Candidates and Officials.” The article discusses the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)’s new cyber defense service, known as the Personal Internet Protection (PIP) offering, that aims to protect political candidates and election officials against cyber threats during the 2024 election cycle. The service also plans to address issues around commercial spyware.

Castro-Edwards told Infosecurity Magazine that “as authoritarian states such as Russia and China take an increasingly hostile stance towards the UK, the PIP service will have its work cut out protecting the UK's democratic institutions from hostile nation states’ sustained attempts at political interference."

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