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NCSC announces new partnership for PDNS delivery

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The NCSC partnership was announced earlier this week (April 17).

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has announced a change of partnership to its Protective Domain Name System (PDNS) service.

This announcement was revealed in a press release and confirms that “a three-year contract has “been awarded to Cloudflare Inc. (NYSE: NET), the connectivity cloud company.”

When will the partnership between NCSC and PDNS come into place?

From September 2024, Cloudflare Inc. will collaborate with the services provider Accenture to provide PDNS.

NCSC’s PDNS service was launched in 2017 to disrupt the use of DNS for malware distribution and operation within UK public services.

Since deployment seven years ago, “PDNS has resolved over 2.5 trillion DNS queries and prevented access to 1.5m malicious domains,” according to the NCSC.

NCSC Director of National Resilience and Future Technology, Jonathon Ellison said:

“As a core capability in the ACD (Active Cyber Defence) toolkit, our PDNS service does vital work to make the UK public sector measurably safer from cyber attacks and help raise the cyber resilience bar across the nation.

“We’re excited about the next phase in delivering this essential service as we build on its significant successes and continue to protect the services that people depend on.”


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