What does the new appointment of a Minister for Cyber Security mean for Australia?
In a sign that the new Labor Government in Australia is set to prioritise cyber security, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has appointed Clare O’Neil as the new Minister for Cyber Security. This marks the first time the Australian Government has had a dedicated minister for cyber.
NCC Group Monthly Threat Pulse – May 2022
The number of ransomware attack victims decreased in May, according to NCC Group’s strategic threat intelligence team. In total, it observed 236 attacks in the month, an 18% decrease on the 289 attacks observed in April.
Is security at the heart of the UK’s new digital strategy?
Verona Hulse, Senior Public Affairs Manager shares the key takeaways from the UK Government’s Digital Strategy which sets out its vision to “make the UK the best place in the world to start and grow a technology business.”
Hunted – The lowdown
We’ve had a long running partnership with the Hunted TV show and over the years a number of NCC Group colleagues have been involved in both the main and the UK celebrity series. We caught up with them to find out how they got involved and what life is like on set.
Could a DORA equivalent be next for UK digital finance reform?
Nicholas Frasse-Sombet, Software Resilience Sales Director (Europe) at NCC Group discusses the potential for greater governance across the EU and UK digital finance regulatory landscape.
Why we’re changing our logos for Pride month
For Pride month, we are changing our logos on social media to feature the Pride flag. Here, our LGBTQIA+ Colleague Resource Group share why this is not simply an aesthetic change, but a commitment to remain focused on the inclusion and wellbeing of our LGBTQIA+ colleagues.
NCC Group Monthly Threat Pulse – April 2022
The number of victims of ransomware attacks appears to have stabilised this last month, according to NCC Group’s strategic threat intelligence team. In total, it observed 288 attacks in April 2022, a minor increase on the 283 observed in March.
NCC Group shares Cyber Insights series on the NatWest Business Hub
Here at NCC Group we are delighted to be part of the NatWest Business Hub to provide our cyber resilience focused content series to help guide businesses and offer them useful insights.
NCC Group uncovers Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) vulnerability that puts millions of cars, mobile devices and locking systems at risk
Our research shows that systems that people rely on to guard their cars, homes and private data are using Bluetooth proximity authentication mechanisms that can be easily broken with cheap off-the-shelf hardware.
Three key reflections from CYBERUK 2022
Kat Sommer, Head of Public Affairs, reflects on this year’s CYBERUK and two days of conversations centred around the changing nature of ‘the cyber challenge’, as we move away from a period of rebuilding the digital landscape after the pandemic.
NCC Group Monthly Threat Pulse – March 2022
The number of victims of ransomware attacks increased by 53% in March to 283, as compared to February’s 185, according to NCC Group’s strategic intelligence team. This represents a 38% growth in attacks from the same period last year (March 2021: 204 incidents).
Monetary Authority of Singapore to gain new powers to enforce technology risk management requirements
With laws passed this month that will award the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) with new powers to enforce technology risk management requirements for financial institutions, we discuss how escrow continues to be the most recommended and proportional way to regulate technology risk.