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News | Business | Cyber Security: Cyber-chief on China, Russia and pandemic threats

Gordon Corera  6-8 minutes - Source BBC Image caption Ciaran Martin said that GCHQ had taken measures to protect the 2015 UK general election against hacking A few days after the coronavirus lockdown began, Ciaran Martin's phone pinged with a text message - the government was warning him he had left home three times and had to pay a fine. As the official in charge of defending the UK against cyber-threats, he knew enough to spot a scam. But it was also a sign he was unlikely to have a quiet end to his time as the first head of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). Speaking in his last few days in office, he says recent events have been an "unexpected vindication" of the decision to spin out part of the int