Shake-up of Czech security services takes effect

In a shake-up at the top of Czech security agencies, the former head of the Security Information Service (BIS) Jiří Lang takes over as director of the National Security Agency (NBÚ). It’s previous head, Dušan Navrátil, will head a new agency tasked with responsibility for cyber security. It will eventually employ 400. The NBÚ’s main task will be security clearance for government staff and those in sensitive security positions. The Czech foreign ministry on Tuesday announced a security breach with the e-mails of senior diplomats hacked in a massive cyber attack.

Author: Chris Johnstone