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Black Team War Stories Part 4 (final): Textbook

Black Team War Stories Part 4 (final): Textbook

News   •   Jul 22, 2019 22:43 BST

In the final part of this Black Team war stories series Mark F explains how we were approached by a multinational R&D company, which returns a profit of billions per year. Their primary concern was unauthorised access to their laboratories and the reputational damage that could potentially be caused if members of the public broke in.

Don’t be driven by the fines of others

Don’t be driven by the fines of others

News   •   Jul 17, 2019 21:36 BST

​The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was implemented in May last year. Despite a lot of talk around the high level of fines associated with the new legislation, there were not record numbers of penalties issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under the new data protection regime – in fact, just over 90 fines were issued in the following twelve months

Black Team War Stories Part 3 - Turning a bust around

Black Team War Stories Part 3 - Turning a bust around

News   •   Jul 15, 2019 22:32 BST

Not every engagement is plain sailing. Black and Red Teaming come with the ever present dread of getting caught on day one and “failing/ruining” the engagement. An experienced team needs to appreciate the impact of getting caught but also how to salvage a job if and when it happens. This ensures the client still fully benefits from the assessment. This is the difference between the A team

Cyber security needs more women – but why?

Cyber security needs more women – but why?

News   •   Jul 10, 2019 21:43 BST

In June, along with Dana Hehl, our senior VP of operations, Karen Fryatt, our associate director of contract research, and Gavin Duncan, our head of technical operations, a team of us headed down to the Women of Silicon Roundabout event in London.

Black Team War Stories Part 2: Twelve in one

Black Team War Stories Part 2: Twelve in one

News   •   Jul 08, 2019 22:18 BST

In part two of our Black Team War story, the target was a multinational firm turning over billions of profit each year in the UK alone. They are responsible for collecting and storing substantial amounts of private data which would have been as damaging as it was valuable, should an attacker gain access to it.

Investing in cyber security of connected health

Investing in cyber security of connected health

News   •   Jul 05, 2019 21:03 BST

Connected Health is a rapidly growing area with huge innovative possibilities and potential. This is mostly due to the uptake of digital technologies in the health and medical fields that support diagnosis, treatment and management of health conditions

Black Team War Stories Part 1 - Which company are you a contractor with?

Black Team War Stories Part 1 - Which company are you a contractor with?

News   •   Jul 01, 2019 22:05 BST

In this first of our four-part Black Team War Stories series the targets were three industrial sites spread over the UK each handling rare and controlled substances. The client’s primary physical security concern was whether any of these materials could be taken off site during their production life cycle from an insider threat.

Pride month, and the 'rainbow bandwagon'

Pride month, and the 'rainbow bandwagon'

News   •   Jun 21, 2019 22:58 BST

​It's June, and for many people that means the start of summer with all the good and bad things that come with it; shorts in the office, picnics in the park, pool parties, hay fever, air conditioning bills, and for New Yorkers: 'that smell'. But for many of us, June means something else, it is Pride month, which also comes with some good and some bad things.

What is Pride and why is this year special?

What is Pride and why is this year special?

News   •   Jun 21, 2019 22:52 BST

​June is Pride Month and this year, the festivities take on extra meaning for the LGBTQ+ community in both New York City and across the world. It is 50 years since the notorious Stonewall riots in New York City and this year’s Pride festivities in the city will commence on the anniversary date – 28 June.

NCC Group’s managed security services team celebrates Boss Of The SOC win

NCC Group’s managed security services team celebrates Boss Of The SOC win

News   •   Jun 17, 2019 20:48 BST

Last week our managed security services team were the winners of Splunk’s Boss Of The SOC (BOTS) challenge, which pits some of the finest SOC teams in the country against each other to solve a range of cyber defensive and detection scenarios.

Fox-IT and ZyLAB join forces to deliver a highly efficient solution to search digital files

Fox-IT and ZyLAB join forces to deliver a highly efficient solution to search digital files

Press releases   •   Jun 17, 2019 12:15 BST

Cybersecurity company Fox-IT and eDiscovery software supplier ZyLAB, today announced they will work closely together to support legal professionals and data privacy officers in searching digital files.

New US bill set to address election cybersecurity

New US bill set to address election cybersecurity

News   •   Jun 07, 2019 20:53 BST

From the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s discovery of a cyber attack on the country’s three main political parties months before the parliamentary election, to the European Union’s cyber incident exercise ahead of the May elections, it’s clear that securing democratic processes from manipulation and malicious cyber activities is a global priority.

Public Accounts Committee report: “it’s absolutely vital for us to look beyond 2021”

Public Accounts Committee report: “it’s absolutely vital for us to look beyond 2021”

News   •   Jun 05, 2019 21:01 BST

The UK Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has published a report, which reflects upon the progress of the National Cyber Security Strategy 2016-21 and National Cyber Security Programme.

National Cyber Security Strategy 2016-21 progress report reinforces UK government’s commitment to making society a safer place to live and work

National Cyber Security Strategy 2016-21 progress report reinforces UK government’s commitment to making society a safer place to live and work

News   •   May 31, 2019 21:07 BST

The government has published a progress report on its National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS) 2016-21, which reflects on the successes of the strategy so far, and what lies ahead post-2021.

Looking back to secure the future: a review of the National Cyber Security Strategy 2016-21

Looking back to secure the future: a review of the National Cyber Security Strategy 2016-21

News   •   May 22, 2019 23:04 BST

​Ahead of the UK Cabinet Office’s expected publication of the National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS) 2016 – 21 progress report, NCC Group sets out what we believe the government will and should focus on when reporting on the achievements of the last two and a half years, and how we expect future priorities to take shape.

New IoT laws are an “encouraging step” towards improved consumer security

New IoT laws are an “encouraging step” towards improved consumer security

News   •   May 01, 2019 21:15 BST

New proposed legislation, launched by the UK’s Digital Minister Margot James, has been published to help improve the security of internet of things (IoT) devices. This includes the introduction of a new labelling system for products to help users understand how secure they are.

NCC Group to support Royal Holloway's Centre for Doctoral Training

NCC Group to support Royal Holloway's Centre for Doctoral Training

News   •   Apr 12, 2019 21:25 BST

NCC Group has announced that it will be partnering with the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security for the Everyday at the Royal Holloway University of London, providing advice and guidance to researchers undertaking a PhD programme in cyber security.

NCC Group welcomes UK government’s Online Harms whitepaper

NCC Group welcomes UK government’s Online Harms whitepaper

News   •   Apr 08, 2019 21:31 BST

The UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has published its long-awaited Online Harms whitepaper today, which outlines the government’s proposed measures to make the UK the safest place in the world to be online.

Cyber security is evolving into a science

Cyber security is evolving into a science

News   •   Apr 04, 2019 23:16 BST

​Cyber security is still a relatively young industry. However, in the book Superforecasting: The art and science of prediction, there is an interesting analogy, which can be drawn between medicine in the 1800s and the majority of modern day cyber security advice.

New DCMS Cyber Security Breaches Survey urges businesses and charities to take action to prevent cyber attacks

New DCMS Cyber Security Breaches Survey urges businesses and charities to take action to prevent cyber attacks

News   •   Apr 03, 2019 21:36 BST

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has published the results of its 2019 Cyber Security Breaches Survey today, which measures how UK organisations approach cyber security and the impact of breaches.