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NCC Group Q1 Threat Report Update: Exploits publicly available for 29% of critical vulnerabilities discovered

NCC Group Q1 Threat Report Update: Exploits publicly available for 29% of critical vulnerabilities discovered

News   •   Jun 02, 2021 14:40 BST

Our threat intelligence from Q1 of this year revealed that, of the more than 4,400 vulnerabilities that were disclosed* between January and March 2021, 72% had no patches available.

Why we're changing our logos for Pride month

Why we're changing our logos for Pride month

News   •   Jun 01, 2021 16:35 BST

At NCC Group we are committed to creating an environment where all colleagues feel psychologically, emotionally, and physically safe to be their authentic selves. That means working to make our workplace more inclusive for our LGBTQIA+ colleagues.

Executive Analysis: Three actions to reduce your cyber security skills gap

Executive Analysis: Three actions to reduce your cyber security skills gap

Blog posts   •   May 28, 2021 10:46 BST

Stephen Bailey looks at why despite multiple initiatives to address the cyber security skills gap in the last decade, it is still a major problem for organisations and how internal skills shortages are one of the main security challenges organisations are facing over the next six months.

NCC Conversations: Parenthood and the journey there

NCC Conversations: Parenthood and the journey there

News   •   May 27, 2021 15:55 BST

As part of our NCC Conversations focus this month, we turn our attention to parenthood and the journey there, exploring what this means to individuals across NCC Group.

Technical Viewpoint: Cyber resilience skills: please mind the gap

Technical Viewpoint: Cyber resilience skills: please mind the gap

Blog posts   •   May 26, 2021 12:13 BST

Ollie Whitehouse considers how cyber security has evolved into a complex profession with various sub specialisms and how the supply of talent to meet these needs has not generally kept pace with demand.

Executive Analysis: Three actions to reduce insider threats while working remotely

Executive Analysis: Three actions to reduce insider threats while working remotely

Blog posts   •   May 20, 2021 21:20 BST

In this new Executive Analysis piece, Stephen Bailey give somes practical advice on how organisation’s can reduce the risk of the insider threat while working remotely, focusing on optimizing controls, improving detection capabilities and training people.

Spotlight on Australia’s Security of Critical Infrastructure (SOCI) Act

Spotlight on Australia’s Security of Critical Infrastructure (SOCI) Act

News   •   May 20, 2021 08:08 BST

As of this month, organisations operating in one of Australia’s 11 critical infrastructure sectors are required more significantly to contribute to the Australian Government’s vision for a “more secure online world for Australians”, or risk fines of up to $44,400 or prison sentences of up to two years for non-compliance.

NCC Group achieves 11 Microsoft gold competencies

NCC Group achieves 11 Microsoft gold competencies

Press releases   •   May 19, 2021 12:18 BST

NCC Group, today announced it has achieved 11 Microsoft gold competencies, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s mobile-first, cloud-first world.

Technical viewpoint: The insider threat: understanding the human behaviours that impact cyber resilience

Technical viewpoint: The insider threat: understanding the human behaviours that impact cyber resilience

Blog posts   •   May 18, 2021 13:26 BST

Global GTO, Ollie Whitehouse takes a look at the the human factors and behaviours that can lead to a cyber security incident.

United States announces Executive Order on improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity

United States announces Executive Order on improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity

News   •   May 14, 2021 21:21 BST

This week, President of the United States, Joe Biden, has announced an Executive Order to help boost cyber security across the country. Here, Jennifer Fernick, Global Head of Research, shares her thoughts on what it covers and how it will help.

Three key reflections from CYBERUK 2021

Three key reflections from CYBERUK 2021

News   •   May 14, 2021 15:37 BST

Kat Sommer, head of public affairs, reflects on this year’s CYBERUK 2021 and how we can build a prosperous and resilient UK after COVID-19.

UK Government announces formal review of the Computer Misuse Act

UK Government announces formal review of the Computer Misuse Act

News   •   May 12, 2021 17:05 BST

At the CYBERUK 2021 conference, UK Home Secretary Priti Patel announced that the Government will be conducting a formal review of the Computer Misuse Act (CMA). Our global CTO Ollie Whitehouse and head of public affairs, Katharina Sommer react to this news.

CYBERUK 2021: People are at the heart of cyber security

CYBERUK 2021: People are at the heart of cyber security

News   •   May 12, 2021 16:31 BST

At CYBERUK 2021, some of our colleagues shared their experiences and thoughts on the importance of encouraging and embracing a broad range of talent and skills to address the skills gap in cyber.

Spotlight on the EU’s Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA)

Spotlight on the EU’s Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA)

Blog posts   •   May 12, 2021 12:55 BST

The EU Commission is currently developing the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) – new legislation aimed at financial entities at EU level. But what does it mean and what should businesses do now to prepare? Simon Fieldhouse, global managing director – Software Resilience at NCC Group, breaks this down in our latest ‘Spotlight on’ piece.

CYBERUK 2021: The power of diversity of skills, technology and thought in securing society

CYBERUK 2021: The power of diversity of skills, technology and thought in securing society

News   •   May 11, 2021 11:06 BST

In the opening plenary of CYBERUK 2021, NCC Group’s CEO Adam Palser and Global CTO Ollie Whitehouse shared their thoughts on the diversity of skills, technology and thought required to build a resilient, safe and secure society.

NCSC ACD report reveals extent of cyber crime in 2020

NCSC ACD report reveals extent of cyber crime in 2020

News   •   May 11, 2021 09:00 BST

NCC Group's global CTO, Ollie Whitehouse, reacts to the latest Active Cyber Defence (ACD) programme from the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

Building resilience into the digital transformation process

Building resilience into the digital transformation process

News   •   May 04, 2021 11:43 BST

Worldwide spending on digital transformation technologies and services increased by as much as 10% in 2020, reaching $1.3 trillion. But how does widespread adoption affect operational resilience – and how can the legal sector support businesses? Tim Rawlins, Senior Adviser, explores this.

New whitepaper: how can digital footprints make us vulnerable to cyber crime?

New whitepaper: how can digital footprints make us vulnerable to cyber crime?

News   •   Apr 30, 2021 15:07 BST

In this post, we speak to Matt Lewis, commercial research director at NCC Group, about our latest whitepaper which explores how our digital footprints can make us vulnerable to cyber crime.

Looking forward: How to learn from cyber incidents and plan ahead

Looking forward: How to learn from cyber incidents and plan ahead

Blog posts   •   Apr 30, 2021 07:32 BST

A measured, thought-out response to a cyber incident is absolutely crucial in shaping how an organisation emerges from a breach. Here we share how you can effectively respond to an incident and build the lessons learned into a long-term, practical security improvement plan.

NCC Group launches flagship Partner Network

NCC Group launches flagship Partner Network

Press releases   •   Apr 29, 2021 17:11 BST

Through NCC Group’s Software Resilience Partner Network, software vendor partners can use NCC Group’s cloud and on-premise software resilience services to enhance their offering and support their customers to innovate and grow in a resilient, safe and secure way.