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'30 Minutes' webinar series – CISO in the time of Coronavirus – listen back

'30 Minutes' webinar series – CISO in the time of Coronavirus – listen back

News   •   May 12, 2020 15:41 BST

As part of our 30 Minutes webinar series, our global Chief Information Security Officer, Dominic Beecher takes us through what it’s like being a CISO in the time of Coronavirus – sharing reflections and useful hints and tips for coping throughout the pandemic and beyond.

The Impact of COVID-19 for PCI-DSS Assessments

The Impact of COVID-19 for PCI-DSS Assessments

Blog posts   •   May 08, 2020 06:51 BST

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic and current travel restrictions, the PCI Security Standards Council has lightened the on-site restrictions to be something a bit more pragmatic.

Are you sitting comfortably? Don’t forget about security while working remotely

Are you sitting comfortably? Don’t forget about security while working remotely

News   •   May 06, 2020 17:07 BST

Most people have got into the swing of working from home by now, and with daily routines, video conferences and regular breaks firmly established as part of the average working day, it’s important that keeping on top of personal security hygiene remains front of mind.

UK Government aims to inspire the next generation of ‘cyber defenders’ during lockdown

UK Government aims to inspire the next generation of ‘cyber defenders’ during lockdown

News   •   May 01, 2020 20:25 BST

​In a bid to take advantage of a captive audience of teenagers during lockdown, the UK Government has today launched a virtual cyber school aimed at encouraging young people across the UK to test their mettle and see if they have what it takes to become one of the next generation of ‘professional cyber defenders’.

Now is the time to CyberUp – making the Computer Misuse Act fit for the 21st century

Now is the time to CyberUp – making the Computer Misuse Act fit for the 21st century

Blog posts   •   May 01, 2020 16:49 BST

As the CyberUp Campaign launches to continue the quest for reform of the UK’s Computer Misuse Act 1990, NCC Group’s Head of Public Affairs, Kat Sommer, reflects on the journey towards legislative reform and why, despite any obstacles, the progress to date is creating a sense of momentum to build on and carry forward.

The cost of a data breach: revisited

The cost of a data breach: revisited

News   •   Apr 30, 2020 15:47 BST

We’ve released an updated version of our 2018 ‘The Economics of Defensive Security’ whitepaper, revaluating the economic impact of cyber-attacks against the cost of defences in the context of new risks and GDPR.

NCC Group supporting TechUK’s April webinar series

NCC Group supporting TechUK’s April webinar series

News   •   Apr 28, 2020 14:01 BST

This month we have been working in partnership with TechUK to deliver some important insights on a couple of key topics including operational resilience and the Cloud skills gap.

Celebrating the launch of the new CyberUp campaign website

Celebrating the launch of the new CyberUp campaign website

News   •   Apr 27, 2020 11:46 BST

Today, the CyberUp campaign - of which NCC Group is a core supporter - has launched its new website. The campaign, made up of a group of UK cyber security firms, academics, legal experts, industry groups, politicians and others, pushes for legal reform of the UK’s Computer Misuse Act, originally introduced in 1990. Click here to join us in helping us make The CMA fit for the 21st century!

Mapping cyber threats under COVID-19

Mapping cyber threats under COVID-19

News   •   Apr 24, 2020 13:25 BST

We’ve created a threat report to map and help you identify the cyber threats that have emerged during the pandemic to date and provide advice on how you can navigate your way through the situation in a safe, secure and resilient manner. We also explain the threat of disinformation and how to avoid it.

The location’s changed but the rules haven’t: Maintaining cardholder data security standards while remote

The location’s changed but the rules haven’t: Maintaining cardholder data security standards while remote

Blog posts   •   Apr 21, 2020 06:40 BST

​Where organisations provide contact centre services, the move to remote working has posed particular challenges to both ensuring that the right tools are available and managing the risks associated with agents who will be handling cardholder data. We’ve outlined some of the key considerations to help you navigate this change.

Black Team War Stories: The Tipping Point

Black Team War Stories: The Tipping Point

News   •   Apr 17, 2020 10:36 BST

We’re back with the latest in our Black Team War Stories series. This time Craig B talks us through ‘The Tipping Point’ - the moment when you identify the cracks in what initially seemed an impenetrable fortress and the tower of cards starts to fall. Read on and find out just what happens when the cracks start to show.

Building a secure future for smart cities

Building a secure future for smart cities

News   •   Apr 15, 2020 17:08 BST

We’ve pooled our expertise to present 'A Blueprint for Secure Smart Cities’, exploring why security should be built into every individual component of a smart city from the start, and the importance of town planners being transparent about privacy and safety.

Thank you for taking care of us

Thank you for taking care of us

News   •   Apr 14, 2020 07:59 BST

​As a thank you and to do our bit to help healthcare services around the world by delivering our mission of making society safer and more secure, we are offering the latest targeted ransomware cyber threat intelligence for the healthcare sector free of charge for the next few months.

NCC Group offers free cyber threat intelligence to global healthcare providers

NCC Group offers free cyber threat intelligence to global healthcare providers

Press releases   •   Apr 14, 2020 07:58 BST

NCC Group, the global cyber security and risk mitigation expert, is offering unique threat intelligence free of charge to national Computer Emergency Response Teams, hospitals and national institutes of public health around the world, for the next few months to help them build cyber resilience.

Sounds phishy? Be mindful #BeRemoteReady

Sounds phishy? Be mindful #BeRemoteReady

News   •   Apr 07, 2020 21:28 BST

Phishing attacks aren’t going away, and this fact, combined with a significant increase in people working from home, means that employers and employees need to be more mindful than ever. In our latest research, we analysed 1,300 phishing campaigns from our phishing simulation service, Piranha, used to help our customers learn more about phishing attempts.

NCC Group cyber mentors ‘pay it forward’ and help small charities embrace digitialisation safely and securely

NCC Group cyber mentors ‘pay it forward’ and help small charities embrace digitialisation safely and securely

News   •   Apr 07, 2020 08:37 BST

The first NCC Group and Small Charities Coalition online Q&A session for small charities, focused on ‘Cyber security and working from home’ will take place on Wednesday 8 April, at 2.00pm (BST). Small charities will be able to put their concerns, worries and questions to a panel of NCC Group’s cyber mentors.

5 steps to getting FedRAMP right (the first time)

5 steps to getting FedRAMP right (the first time)

Blog posts   •   Apr 06, 2020 22:36 BST

A FedRAMP Authority to Operate (ATO) is a must-have for any company offering cloud services to Federal Agencies in North America. To get there, you need a solid plan that includes top-down support for funding and process changes, a good understanding of your company’s internal processes, and of course, the right partner.

Introducing Always On, Always Here: Securing our Connected Society

Introducing Always On, Always Here: Securing our Connected Society

News   •   Apr 03, 2020 15:58 BST

Today, we’re launching our second campaign of the year – Always On, Always Here: Securing our Connected Society. As part of our ongoing mission to make society safer and more secure, we’ll be exploring our connected society and how the work that we do shapes and secures our everyday lives in ways that many may not be aware of.

Can you have too much security? How to be in the "Goldilocks" zone

Can you have too much security? How to be in the "Goldilocks" zone

Blog posts   •   Apr 03, 2020 11:25 BST

How too much security can actually lead to too little and how by finding your Goldilocks Zone you can get it "just right".

Being Part of a Neurodiverse Community

Being Part of a Neurodiverse Community

Blog posts   •   Apr 02, 2020 17:54 BST

"Within NCC Group and the broader cyber security sector, neurodiversity is common to see. I am one of several people at NCC Group who have a form of autism and there are many more that make up our own neurodiverse community." An article written by a NCC Group colleague about life and work as part of a neurodiverse community.