News reaction: UK launches much anticipated semiconductor strategy
Last week, the UK Government unveiled its much-anticipated National Semiconductor Strategy. Here, James Williams, Head of Telecoms, Media, and Technology at NCC Group, shares his thoughts on the new strategy that has promised to invest up to £1 billion over the course of the next ten years.
NCC Group Monthly Threat Pulse – April 2023: Ransomware threat remains at high level
The volume of ransomware attacks remained at record highs with 352 attacks in April, the second-highest month on record, according to the latest analysis from NCC Group’s Global Threat Intelligence team.
Implementation of post-quantum algorithm by Fox Crypto open source available
Fox Crypto, in close cooperation with the National Communication Security Agency (NL-NCSA), has implemented a production-ready post-quantum algorithm in C99 (programming language). The fact that this is open source means that developers and other interested parties have free access to the source materials, software and documentation.
UK Government publishes regulations that will enact the UK Product Security and Telecoms Infrastructure Act
Last week, the UK Government published the regulations that will enact the UK Product Security and Telecoms Infrastructure Act. Here, Head of Technology, Media and Telecoms, James Williams, shares his thoughts on the new legislative framework with a deadline of 29 April 2024 for compliance.
CYBERUK 2023 – Reflections on securing an open and resilient future through global cooperation
Last week, the UK Government’s flagship cyber security event, CYBERUK, organised by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), took place in Belfast. In NCC Group’s eighth consecutive year sponsoring CYBERUK – this year as Technical Masterclass sponsors – we spoke to Global Head of Compliance Services, Duncan McDonald, and Public Sector Account Director, Craig Pollard for their key takeaways.
NCC Group Monthly Threat Pulse – March 2023
March saw an unprecedented surge in ransomware attacks with 459 recorded, a 91% increase from February 2023.
Key considerations for Australia’s forthcoming Cyber Security Strategy
Following the call for views on the development of the 2023-2030 Australian Cyber Security Strategy, Charles Spencer, Regional Managing Director for NCC Group in Asia Pacific outlines our key considerations and recommendations.
News reaction: UK Government publishes Wireless Infrastructure Strategy
As the UK Government publishes its Wireless Infrastructure Strategy outlining plans for putting wireless connectivity at the heart of new and existing infrastructure, we take a look at some of the key points of the strategy and share thoughts from James Williams, Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications, NCC Group.
News reaction: UK Government publishes AI Whitepaper
In this news reaction piece, Chief Scientist, Chris Anley, comments on the new national blueprint which outlines 5 key principles that will be used to guide the use of artificial intelligence in the UK, to drive responsible innovation and maintain public trust in the technology.
NCC Group Monthly Threat Pulse – February 2023
Analysis from NCC Group’s Global Threat Intelligence team has revealed there were 240 ransomware attacks in February, a 45% increase from January.
News reaction: Silicon Valley Bank: Resilience in the face of failure
Given SVB’s involvement in funding many fledgling tech start-ups and scale-ups, here we look into what the Bank’s failure could have spelled for the viability of these businesses, and indeed the customers they supply into. SVB truly underscores the importance of resilience in every element of your supply chain and tech stack, to ensure business continuity.