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UK.gov deploys IT early warning system

The National Information Security Co-ordination Centre (NISCC) – the UK government body that provides security advice to organisations responsible for critical services – is to team up with NGS Software in producing early warning notices about pending IT security problems. Information about security problems, along with mitigation advice, will be released before suppliers deliver patches. Surrey-based NGS Software (NGSS) is well known for its application security research. The company was the first to identify the SQL Servers vulnerability that was exploited by the infamous Slammer worm in January 2003. It has unearthed numerous security problems since. NGS Software is currently working with many of the world’s leading software companies to patch over 80 outstanding vulnerabilities, the majority of which involve enterprise software. Full Story

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