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 Celebrating Apprenticeships - Busting the Myths

Celebrating Apprenticeships - Busting the Myths

News   •   Feb 04, 2020 16:32 UTC

This week is National Apprenticeship Week and we’re shining a light on the fantastic apprentices we have here at NCC Group and the opportunities that we can offer through the apprenticeship scheme. Our Global Head of Learning and Development, Libby Milsom wants to dispel some of the myths that may still surround apprenticeships.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 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...

The do’s and don’ts of cyber security insurance

The do’s and don’ts of cyber security insurance

News   •   Nov 27, 2019 23:37 UTC

Cyber security does not exist for its own sake; it’s ultimate aim is to help businesses manage risk. Risk Management 101 tells us there are four possible ways to respond to a risk.

Security impact of IoT on the Enterprise

Security impact of IoT on the Enterprise

News   •   Nov 27, 2019 23:04 UTC

The way we use technology is becoming more integrated in all aspects of our daily lives and is steadily integrating within the enterprise environment. A core concern for businesses is therefore the risk of introducing Internet of Things (IoT) devices to the enterprise.

Disperse the fear, uncertainty and doubt and take charge of your cyber risk

Disperse the fear, uncertainty and doubt and take charge of your cyber risk

News   •   Oct 21, 2019 22:30 UTC

Is the cyber security threat landscape based on fact or fiction? It’s just one question we posed to our own security experts Tim Anderson and Graham McElroy as we chatted to them to find out more about their thoughts on how organisations can reduce their cyber risk.

Outsourcing global cyber norms

Outsourcing global cyber norms

News   •   Sep 20, 2019 21:01 UTC

Making cyberspace safe and secure on a global scale has long been on the agenda for the public and private sectors alike. So far, the responsibility for delivering this has mostly sat with governments, with the expectation being that organisations will comply with regulations that have been put in place by the state.

Staying secure in a changing agricultural landscape

Staying secure in a changing agricultural landscape

News   •   Sep 05, 2019 21:06 UTC

​Agriculture is essential for modern society. Arguably, it has never been more important – with climate change, population growth, demographic changes, and water scarcity, it’s vital that the food industry adapts and adopts technology to meet the growing demands on the food supply chain and network.

Black Team War Stories Part 4 (final): Textbook

Black Team War Stories Part 4 (final): Textbook

News   •   Jul 22, 2019 21:43 UTC

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 20:36 UTC

​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 21:32 UTC

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

Black Team War Stories Part 2: Twelve in one

Black Team War Stories Part 2: Twelve in one

News   •   Jul 08, 2019 21:18 UTC

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.

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 21:05 UTC

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.

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 22:04 UTC

​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 20:15 UTC

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 welcomes UK government’s Online Harms whitepaper

NCC Group welcomes UK government’s Online Harms whitepaper

News   •   Apr 08, 2019 20:31 UTC

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 22:16 UTC

​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.