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Belgium fights back against cybercrime

©Belga
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Belgium has put in place defensive measures to combat cyberattacks against the electricity network, ports, nuclear plants, internet traffic and other important infrastructures. The Belgian Centre for Cybersecurity (CCB) has installed captors on all sensitive installations in the country. This was confirmed by the President of the CCB, Miguel De Bruycker, when he spoke to De Tijd.

Businesses will be able to detect attempted attacks by referring to a protected database of malevolent programs. These attempts will then be reported.

More staff will also be recruited. Currently, the handful of people working at the Computer Emergency Response Team only get involved when there is an incident. From the 1st of January, it will be part of the CCB. It will take on 24 extra specialists.

(Source: Belga)

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