United Kingdom Foreign Secretary William Hague announced today that the country backing the University of Oxford centre as a global cybersecurity hub, and will advise governments on concerns relating to “effective cybersecurity.” Hague mentioned that the Government’s Global Centre for Cyber Security Capacity Building is to be based at the Oxford Martin School and will get the funding from the government a £500,000 a year. The Centre will work with UK and other nations with an aim of delivering a safer cyber space.
Foreign Secretary William Hague said: “Basing the new Global Centre for Cyber Security and Capacity Building in Oxford University’s Martin School will mean we are taking a positive and tangible step to coordinating efforts on cyber threats and cyber policies which will help protect the UK. We are dedicating £500,000 per year to this centre so it can be a beacon of expertise and put the UK at the forefront of cyber policy development.”
Director of the Oxford Martin School and Professor of Globalisation and Development at the University of Oxford, Ian Goldin added: “The Oxford Martin School’s purpose is to address critical challenges of the future. We are convinced that integrated thinking on cyber security is required. We are delighted to have the opportunity to host the Cyber Capacity Centre within our interdisciplinary community at the University of Oxford”.