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NCC Group joins Stonewall’s Global Diversity Champion programme

NCC Group joins Stonewall’s Global Diversity Champion programme

News   •   Jan 22, 2020 07:02 UTC

As part of our ongoing commitment to create a diverse and inclusive workplace, we have signed up to Stonewall’s Global Diversity Champion programme.

Tony Richardson appointed as country manager for NCC Group’s new Japan operation

Tony Richardson appointed as country manager for NCC Group’s new Japan operation

News   •   Jan 21, 2020 22:00 UTC

Tony Richardson has been appointed as NCC Group’s representative for its new operations in Japan, where he will be responsible for developing and executing the go-to-market business and sales strategy

NCC Group awarded TISAX security label for German car industry security assessments

NCC Group awarded TISAX security label for German car industry security assessments

News   •   Jan 21, 2020 16:14 UTC

NCC Group has been successfully accredited and awarded a security label from ENX to perform automotive security assessments for the German car manufacturing industry through the TISAX framework. https://enx.com/tisax

Running the risk: How we unleashed our version of NotPetya on global commodities trading firm, Trafigura

Running the risk: How we unleashed our version of NotPetya on global commodities trading firm, Trafigura

News   •   Jan 20, 2020 14:39 UTC

​Back in June 2017, the fast moving, data destroying NotPetya worm hit and rightly made organisations sit up and think about how they could defend against such an attack. NCC Group’s groundbreaking work around the NotPetya worm simulation with Trafigura features in this special edition of The Innovator. https://innovator.news/the-innovator-magazine-4ef4b3e6b39b

Three Things we (Still) Care About in 2020

Three Things we (Still) Care About in 2020

Blog posts   •   Jan 20, 2020 10:13 UTC

January is a time for reflection, which most companies try to tap into by spamming you with predictions for the upcoming year, New Year’s resolutions and new solutions to old problems. My marketing department have convinced me to jump on the bandwagon, however ...

Which security framework is right for you?

Which security framework is right for you?

Blog posts   •   Jan 15, 2020 23:59 UTC

One of the problems that cyber security stakeholders face is the overabundance of tools and processes. Just Google “firewall providers” and you are deluged with information; replace firewall with any other tool (anti-virus, phishing simulation, intrusion detection system, and the like) and the results are similar.

Turning the cyber spotlight on the senior leadership team

Turning the cyber spotlight on the senior leadership team

News   •   Jan 08, 2020 13:56 UTC

​Cyber Security is often likened to a stool, with the three legs representing people, processes and technology. In business and the public sector, creating the right balance of investment between these three vital components is the greatest challenge faced by cyber security decision makers today.

NCC Group achieves top-tier partner status with Splunk

NCC Group achieves top-tier partner status with Splunk

News   •   Jan 07, 2020 12:09 UTC

NCC Group promoted to highest level of Splunk’s partnership programme.

NCC Group named security assessment partner for Google’s Gmail

NCC Group named security assessment partner for Google’s Gmail

News   •   Dec 19, 2019 14:58 UTC

NCC Group has officially been named as one of the security assessment partners for Google’s free email service, Gmail.

NCC Group Sponsors Successful DVLA Code Challenge 2019

NCC Group Sponsors Successful DVLA Code Challenge 2019

News   •   Dec 19, 2019 14:26 UTC

Recently we were involved in DVLA's Code Challenge initiative, which enables interested pupils across Wales to develop their problem solving, communication and teamwork skills as well as improve their knowledge of computer programming in a fun and innovative way.

Lessons from blockbusters: What Hollywood can teach us about cyber security

Lessons from blockbusters: What Hollywood can teach us about cyber security

Blog posts   •   Dec 18, 2019 21:57 UTC

Few things capture the imagination like movies. From epic dramas to tearful romances, from everyday travails to futuristic science fiction, from chilling horror to feel-good comedy, Hollywood is our great escape into the land of make believe. Here are some of my favorite movies, the lessons they taught us as moviegoers, and the lessons that translated for me as a cyber security consultant.

The Black Team saves Christmas Part two: the breach 

The Black Team saves Christmas Part two: the breach 

News   •   Dec 13, 2019 07:51 UTC

With time running short, it was time to make our move on the naughty and nice lists. Upon approaching the reception with the same cheery demeanour as the other elves, we noticed a pile of new elf passes on the desk...

Trust, but verify (your third-party vendors)

Trust, but verify (your third-party vendors)

Blog posts   •   Dec 11, 2019 16:48 UTC

For a company focused on core operations and meeting the needs of its stakeholders, it makes financial sense to handover non-core functions to third-party vendors. Unfortunately, this introduces a whole new element of risk in the company’s ecosystem – third party risk, of which cybersecurity is a critical component.

Have yourself a secure and connected Christmas

Have yourself a secure and connected Christmas

News   •   Dec 10, 2019 05:24 UTC

In the run up to Christmas 2019, the consumer choice organisation Which? engaged us to assess the security of seven popular electronic and connected toys. This is an activity that Which? has performed across a few years, so provided an opportunity to see if any security improvements had been made across the connected toy industry in relation to preservation of the privacy and safety of children.

A technical review of connected toy security

A technical review of connected toy security

Blog posts   •   Dec 10, 2019 05:19 UTC

Matt Lewis explains more on the assessment undertaken for the consumer choice organisation Which? to assess the security of seven popular electronic and connected toys in the run up to Christmas 2019.

Virtual Payment Cards, in scope or out-of-scope for PCI DSS?

Virtual Payment Cards, in scope or out-of-scope for PCI DSS?

Blog posts   •   Dec 08, 2019 19:02 UTC

With increased demand for virtual card capabilities from Australian businesses, merchants and service providers, we keep being asked by our customers whether virtual payment cards are subject to Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). If they are, what would be the impact and their obligation against the payment standard? Mohammad Daneshvar explores...

The Black Team saves Christmas - Part one: surveillance

The Black Team saves Christmas - Part one: surveillance

News   •   Dec 06, 2019 10:52 UTC

On a cold winter day, NCC Group’s Black Team began one of their most challenging operations to date - testing of a high-profile client based in the North Pole. Read on for a festive tale complete with elves, hot chocolate, and a compromised sleigh…

The best way to improve your cyber security? Outline where you are now and roadmap to your target state.

The best way to improve your cyber security? Outline where you are now and roadmap to your target state.

Blog posts   •   Dec 04, 2019 18:16 UTC

As anyone working in cyber security knows, 100% threat prevention/mitigation is a myth. One question we hear time and time again is, “how much security is enough?” Sourya Biswas explains why there are so many different ways to answer this...

NCC Group team score high in the world's first open 5G Cyber Security Hackathon

NCC Group team score high in the world's first open 5G Cyber Security Hackathon

News   •   Dec 04, 2019 13:26 UTC

Our consultants, Philip Marsden and Ross Bradley demonstrated their skills last weekend when they came second in the 5G Ultrahack Ericsson challenge in Finland.

Cyber security, online harms and new technologies in the UK political parties’ manifestos

Cyber security, online harms and new technologies in the UK political parties’ manifestos

News   •   Nov 30, 2019 17:19 UTC

We’ve taken a look at the manifestos of the nationally significant UK political parties contesting the 2019 General Election to understand their commitment to cyber security.