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U.K. Sets Up Cybersecurity Center to Coordinate Computer Defense

The U.K. has set up a secret cybersecurity control center staffed by experts from the intelligence services and some of Britain’s largest companies to coordinate the defense of their computer systems.

The existence of the “Fusion Cell,” which operates at an undisclosed location in London, will be announced in a speech today by Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude. It was established last year with 80 companies from five sectors: finance, defense, energy, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals. There are now 160 companies involved.