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Running the risk: How we unleashed our version of NotPetya on global commodities trading firm, Trafigura

Running the risk: How we unleashed our version of NotPetya on global commodities trading firm, Trafigura

News   •   Jan 20, 2020 14:39 UTC

​Back in June 2017, the fast moving, data destroying NotPetya worm hit and rightly made organisations sit up and think about how they could defend against such an attack. NCC Group’s groundbreaking work around the NotPetya worm simulation with Trafigura features in this special edition of The Innovator. https://innovator.news/the-innovator-magazine-4ef4b3e6b39b

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.

NCC Group achieves top-tier partner status with Splunk

NCC Group achieves top-tier partner status with Splunk

News   •   Jan 07, 2020 12:09 UTC

NCC Group promoted to highest level of Splunk’s partnership programme.

NCC Group named security assessment partner for Google’s Gmail

NCC Group named security assessment partner for Google’s Gmail

News   •   Dec 19, 2019 14:58 UTC

NCC Group has officially been named as one of the security assessment partners for Google’s free email service, Gmail.

NCC Group Sponsors Successful DVLA Code Challenge 2019

NCC Group Sponsors Successful DVLA Code Challenge 2019

News   •   Dec 19, 2019 14:26 UTC

Recently we were involved in DVLA's Code Challenge initiative, which enables interested pupils across Wales to develop their problem solving, communication and teamwork skills as well as improve their knowledge of computer programming in a fun and innovative way.

The Black Team saves Christmas Part two: the breach 

The Black Team saves Christmas Part two: the breach 

News   •   Dec 13, 2019 07:51 UTC

With time running short, it was time to make our move on the naughty and nice lists. Upon approaching the reception with the same cheery demeanour as the other elves, we noticed a pile of new elf passes on the desk...

Have yourself a secure and connected Christmas

Have yourself a secure and connected Christmas

News   •   Dec 10, 2019 05:24 UTC

In the run up to Christmas 2019, the consumer choice organisation Which? engaged us to assess the security of seven popular electronic and connected toys. This is an activity that Which? has performed across a few years, so provided an opportunity to see if any security improvements had been made across the connected toy industry in relation to preservation of the privacy and safety of children.

The Black Team saves Christmas - Part one: surveillance

The Black Team saves Christmas - Part one: surveillance

News   •   Dec 06, 2019 10:52 UTC

On a cold winter day, NCC Group’s Black Team began one of their most challenging operations to date - testing of a high-profile client based in the North Pole. Read on for a festive tale complete with elves, hot chocolate, and a compromised sleigh…

NCC Group team score high in the world's first open 5G Cyber Security Hackathon

NCC Group team score high in the world's first open 5G Cyber Security Hackathon

News   •   Dec 04, 2019 13:26 UTC

Our consultants, Philip Marsden and Ross Bradley demonstrated their skills last weekend when they came second in the 5G Ultrahack Ericsson challenge in Finland.

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.

NCC Group Black Friday - PHISHING EXPOSED! DON’T MISS OUT! - For a limited time only

NCC Group Black Friday - PHISHING EXPOSED! DON’T MISS OUT! - For a limited time only

News   •   Nov 29, 2019 07:00 UTC

We’re not here to rain on your parade and we don’t believe in the scare factor, we’re here to keep you safe through the holiday season. All it takes is a little prep and vigilance on your part and it won’t cost you a penny.

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.

Lord Mayor of London visits NCC Group HQ on first visit to Manchester

Lord Mayor of London visits NCC Group HQ on first visit to Manchester

News   •   Nov 22, 2019 18:34 UTC

The Lord Mayor of London, William Russell, has kicked off his tour of Manchester with a visit to NCC Group. The tour, which is the first trip of his Mayoralty, aims to strengthen financial and business ties between London and the north of England, and will see the Lord Mayor meeting with senior politicians, entrepreneurs and businesses based in the region.

New Cyber Resilience Centre launches to secure future of Greater Manchester businesses

New Cyber Resilience Centre launches to secure future of Greater Manchester businesses

News   •   Nov 18, 2019 09:00 UTC

NCC Group has been announced as a founding partner of the new Cyber Resilience Center, launched by Greater Manchester Police and Manchester Digital. This new not-for-profit venture supported by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority will work to keep Greater Manchester’s business community safe against cyber crime.

NCC Group to boost open source security as part of GitHub Security Lab

NCC Group to boost open source security as part of GitHub Security Lab

News   •   Nov 14, 2019 21:38 UTC

NCC Group is set to build a more secure future for open source software as a member of the GitHub Security Lab, which will contribute resources, tooling, bounties and research to secure the global open source ecosystem.

The UK's 2020 CyberFirst Girls competition opens soon

The UK's 2020 CyberFirst Girls competition opens soon

News   •   Nov 11, 2019 13:50 UTC

The UK's 2020 CyberFirst Girls competition is approaching and registration opens on 2 December 2019. Over the years the competition has been running there has been a steady increase in the number of schools and the number of teams that each school has registered. This year there is an additional round and some of the challenges have been created by industry, including colleagues from NCC Group.

Fox-IT wins 'Security supplier of the year' award

Fox-IT wins 'Security supplier of the year' award

News   •   Oct 30, 2019 18:15 UTC

Our Fox-IT team has been awarded the Security Supplier of the Year award from Computable, a renowned and well-respected platform in the Netherlands. The award is testament to the work of our legal experts and their contribution to digital crime case law.

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.

Three years in, the NCSC continues to make the UK a safer and more secure place to live

Three years in, the NCSC continues to make the UK a safer and more secure place to live

News   •   Oct 23, 2019 22:12 UTC

The UK government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has released its third annual report which celebrates the successes and milestones reached since its inception.