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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.

Why your PCI assessment might be different this year

Why your PCI assessment might be different this year

Blog posts   •   Apr 02, 2020 14:47 BST

Your Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) may come across new findings while conducting an annual Payment Card Industry (PCI) assessment. Shifting industry trends, requirements changes, and the "the human factor" are just a few of the reasons why this might happen.

CISO interview: Phishing is not our main concern

CISO interview: Phishing is not our main concern

News   •   Apr 02, 2020 12:36 BST

​During the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, cyber security has received widespread attention in the media, most of which has focused on increased phishing threats from opportunistic cyber criminals. However, according to a our interviews with CISOs and cyber defence managers in Danish financial institutions, the real concerns are focused on the long-term operational challenges that the crisis creates.

Living and working with Asperger’s Syndrome

Living and working with Asperger’s Syndrome

Blog posts   •   Apr 01, 2020 13:40 BST

"When I was diagnosed at 15 years and nine months with Asperger’s Syndrome it was hard to conceive the ways in which my ‘Individual Needs Assessment’ would go on to play a role during my Higher Education and how it still continues to shape how I live and work today." An article written by a NCC Group colleague about living and working with Asperger's Syndrome.

IWD breaching the barriers panel: What does the future hold?

IWD breaching the barriers panel: What does the future hold?

News   •   Mar 31, 2020 17:08 BST

In the lead up to International Women’s Day, we hosted a panel with some of our global colleagues to delve into their experiences of being a woman in the tech industry, and how we can inspire the next generation to pursue a career in tech. In the final article of the series, our panellists explore what the future holds.

Executive Committee on International Women's Day: Adam Palser

Executive Committee on International Women's Day: Adam Palser

News   •   Mar 31, 2020 15:53 BST

Throughout March, our Executive Committee will be answering questions on what International Women’s Day means to them, what makes a brilliant leader, and what we can do as an industry to support the next generation of women.