Former SIGINT Chief Signs Up with Alfa
After heading the British signals intelligence center Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) for five years, Francis Richards joined the advisory board [...]
GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters), Britain’s equivalent of the NSA, is responsible for communications interceptions on behalf of the British government and the military. It often works in tandem with its US counterpart and it was tarnished by the Edward Snowden affair, which brought to light many of the joint monitoring programs it operates with the US such as Prism and Tempora.
Encryption and data erasure, firewalls... A list of the most secure technologies has just been issued by the Communications Electronics Security Group, a British certification authority answering to the Government Communication Headquarters. [...]