Cyber Security Hub
Manchester City Council's new cyber security hub to empower public organisations to identify digital security threats.
02:37 28 July 2020
Manchester City Council has confirmed plans of building a new cyber security hub in Heron House alongside GCHQ office. The scheme aims to empower public sector bodies to effectively identify digital security threats and provide a place for collaboration between public authorities, academia, the voluntary sector and businesses in identifying and developing responses to threats.
A council spokesperson has confirmed £5million funding from the Local Growth Fund which the council has matched through the cost of refurbishing Heron House.
Sir Richard Leese, the leader of the council, said: "This is an existing project which will help stimulate economic growth and create jobs in this fast growing sector which is emerging as one of Manchester's distinctive strengths.
"Such initiatives are more important than ever as we begin to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and look to the future. As the world continues to face cybersecurity challenges, the Digital Security Innovation Hub will place Manchester in the forefront of driving creative solutions and responses and help make this a trusted place to do business."