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UK government Online Harms proposals tackles online safety for children

UK government Online Harms proposals tackles online safety for children

News   •   Feb 12, 2020 11:06 UTC

The UK government has today announced new plans to keep children safe online. The proposals include a new duty of care to protect children from online harms such as abuse and the expansion of OFCOM's remit as a regulator to enforce them. Our global CTO, Ollie Whitehouse comments.

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.

Cyber crime prevention has improved but co-operation is necessary to maintain momentum

Cyber crime prevention has improved but co-operation is necessary to maintain momentum

News   •   Oct 25, 2019 21:47 UTC

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has released its ‘Cyber: Keep the light on’ report, which assesses police forces’ effectiveness in tackling cyber-dependent crime.

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.

New US bill set to address election cybersecurity

New US bill set to address election cybersecurity

News   •   Jun 07, 2019 19:53 UTC

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 20:01 UTC

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 20:07 UTC

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 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.

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 20:36 UTC

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.

NCC Group welcomes Department for Transport’s Future of Mobility: Urban Strategy

NCC Group welcomes Department for Transport’s Future of Mobility: Urban Strategy

News   •   Mar 19, 2019 20:55 UTC

A strategy published by the Department for Transport (DfT) has set out the government’s approach to maximising the benefits of transport innovation in cities and towns, as well as nine principles which aim to guide the industry’s approach to emerging mobility technologies and services.

NCC Group encourages UK government to maintain investment in cyber security

NCC Group encourages UK government to maintain investment in cyber security

News   •   Mar 18, 2019 20:59 UTC

The UK’s National Audit Office (NAO) has published a report which explores the next steps for the 2016 – 2021 National Cyber Security Programme (NCSP), highlighting the importance of maintaining a focus on security.

UK Parliament's Joint Committee publish government response to UK's National Security Strategy

UK Parliament's Joint Committee publish government response to UK's National Security Strategy

News   •   Mar 08, 2019 21:02 UTC

UK Parliament's Joint Committee for the National Security Strategy (JCNSS) has published its third report, which sets out the UK government's response to the strategy and recommendations published by the Committee in November 2018.

NCC Group praises government drive on board-level security awareness

NCC Group praises government drive on board-level security awareness

News   •   Mar 05, 2019 21:08 UTC

The government’s latest Cyber Governance Health Check, which looks at the approach of UK FTSE 350 companies to cyber security, has revealed that many board members still don’t fully understand the potential impact of a cyber attack.

NCC Group hails global advances in IOT security standards

NCC Group hails global advances in IOT security standards

News   •   Feb 19, 2019 21:11 UTC

Four months after the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport finalised its Secure by Design Code of Practice, the global standards body, European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has today (19 February) published its industry standard ‘Cyber Security for Consumer Internet of Things’.

Britain to increase investment in cyberwarfare capabilities

Britain to increase investment in cyberwarfare capabilities

News   •   Feb 12, 2019 21:13 UTC

The UK’s Secretary of State for Defence, Gavin Williamson, has today pledged ‘significant investment’ in Britain’s cyberwarfare capabilities. In a speech which addressed global threats to Britain, Mr Williamson discussed the changing character of warfare and the influence of Brexit on Britain’s global defensive stance.

USA intelligence report highlights global cyber threat

USA intelligence report highlights global cyber threat

News   •   Jan 30, 2019 21:16 UTC

A new report released by the USA’s Office of the Director of the National Intelligence has highlighted cyber as a key threat to the country’s 2020 presidential election. The annual Worldwide Threat Assessment report, launched by the umbrella organisation that coordinates all of the USA’s intelligence agencies, identified that both China and Russia have developed sophisticated cyber capabilities.

NCC Group launches predictions for 2019

NCC Group launches predictions for 2019

News   •   Dec 13, 2018 21:26 UTC

NCC Group has revealed its predictions for 2019 after asking its experts for their opinions on next year’s key cyber security trends.