Intel to form cyber security group: report

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Intel has refused to comment on reports of its new internal cyber security group being formed in response to recently disclosed chip flaws.

Intel has refused to comment on reports of its new internal cyber security group being formed in response to recently disclosed chip flaws.

Intel will create a new internal cyber security group in the wake of recently disclosed flaws in its microchips, the Oregonian newspaper reported on Monday, citing a memo sent to company employees.

The group would be run by Intel human resources chief Leslie Culberstone, who has worked at the chipmaker since 1979. It would be called: “Intel Product Assurance and Security”, according to the report.

“It is critical that we continue to work with the industry, to excel at customer satisfaction, to act with uncompromising integrity, and to achieve the highest standards of excellence,” the Oregonian quoted Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich as saying in the memo.

Intel declined to comment on the report.

The largest chipmaker confirmed earlier this week the security issues reported by researchers in the company’s widely used microprocessors could allow hackers to steal sensitive information from computers, phones and other devices.

Krzanich also appointed Intel VP Steve Smith to the newly formed group and reassigned several top executives to the new organisation, the newspaper reported. The changes would be immediately effective.

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