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UK Government aims to inspire the next generation of ‘cyber defenders’ during lockdown

UK Government aims to inspire the next generation of ‘cyber defenders’ during lockdown

News   •   May 01, 2020 20:25 BST

​In a bid to take advantage of a captive audience of teenagers during lockdown, the UK Government has today launched a virtual cyber school aimed at encouraging young people across the UK to test their mettle and see if they have what it takes to become one of the next generation of ‘professional cyber defenders’.

The cost of a data breach: revisited

The cost of a data breach: revisited

News   •   Apr 30, 2020 15:47 BST

We’ve released an updated version of our 2018 ‘The Economics of Defensive Security’ whitepaper, revaluating the economic impact of cyber-attacks against the cost of defences in the context of new risks and GDPR.

NCC Group supporting TechUK’s April webinar series

NCC Group supporting TechUK’s April webinar series

News   •   Apr 28, 2020 14:01 BST

This month we have been working in partnership with TechUK to deliver some important insights on a couple of key topics including operational resilience and the Cloud skills gap.

Celebrating the launch of the new CyberUp campaign website

Celebrating the launch of the new CyberUp campaign website

News   •   Apr 27, 2020 11:46 BST

Today, the CyberUp campaign - of which NCC Group is a core supporter - has launched its new website. The campaign, made up of a group of UK cyber security firms, academics, legal experts, industry groups, politicians and others, pushes for legal reform of the UK’s Computer Misuse Act, originally introduced in 1990. Click here to join us in helping us make The CMA fit for the 21st century!

Mapping cyber threats under COVID-19

Mapping cyber threats under COVID-19

News   •   Apr 24, 2020 13:25 BST

We’ve created a threat report to map and help you identify the cyber threats that have emerged during the pandemic to date and provide advice on how you can navigate your way through the situation in a safe, secure and resilient manner. We also explain the threat of disinformation and how to avoid it.

Black Team War Stories: The Tipping Point

Black Team War Stories: The Tipping Point

News   •   Apr 17, 2020 10:36 BST

We’re back with the latest in our Black Team War Stories series. This time Craig B talks us through ‘The Tipping Point’ - the moment when you identify the cracks in what initially seemed an impenetrable fortress and the tower of cards starts to fall. Read on and find out just what happens when the cracks start to show.

Building a secure future for smart cities

Building a secure future for smart cities

News   •   Apr 15, 2020 17:08 BST

We’ve pooled our expertise to present 'A Blueprint for Secure Smart Cities’, exploring why security should be built into every individual component of a smart city from the start, and the importance of town planners being transparent about privacy and safety.

Thank you for taking care of us

Thank you for taking care of us

News   •   Apr 14, 2020 07:59 BST

​As a thank you and to do our bit to help healthcare services around the world by delivering our mission of making society safer and more secure, we are offering the latest targeted ransomware cyber threat intelligence for the healthcare sector free of charge for the next few months.

Sounds phishy? Be mindful #BeRemoteReady

Sounds phishy? Be mindful #BeRemoteReady

News   •   Apr 07, 2020 21:28 BST

Phishing attacks aren’t going away, and this fact, combined with a significant increase in people working from home, means that employers and employees need to be more mindful than ever. In our latest research, we analysed 1,300 phishing campaigns from our phishing simulation service, Piranha, used to help our customers learn more about phishing attempts.

NCC Group cyber mentors ‘pay it forward’ and help small charities embrace digitialisation safely and securely

NCC Group cyber mentors ‘pay it forward’ and help small charities embrace digitialisation safely and securely

News   •   Apr 07, 2020 08:37 BST

The first NCC Group and Small Charities Coalition online Q&A session for small charities, focused on ‘Cyber security and working from home’ will take place on Wednesday 8 April, at 2.00pm (BST). Small charities will be able to put their concerns, worries and questions to a panel of NCC Group’s cyber mentors.

Introducing Always On, Always Here: Securing our Connected Society

Introducing Always On, Always Here: Securing our Connected Society

News   •   Apr 03, 2020 15:58 BST

Today, we’re launching our second campaign of the year – Always On, Always Here: Securing our Connected Society. As part of our ongoing mission to make society safer and more secure, we’ll be exploring our connected society and how the work that we do shapes and secures our everyday lives in ways that many may not be aware of.

CISO interview: Phishing is not our main concern

CISO interview: Phishing is not our main concern

News   •   Apr 02, 2020 12:36 BST

​During the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, cyber security has received widespread attention in the media, most of which has focused on increased phishing threats from opportunistic cyber criminals. However, according to a our interviews with CISOs and cyber defence managers in Danish financial institutions, the real concerns are focused on the long-term operational challenges that the crisis creates.

IWD breaching the barriers panel: What does the future hold?

IWD breaching the barriers panel: What does the future hold?

News   •   Mar 31, 2020 17:08 BST

In the lead up to International Women’s Day, we hosted a panel with some of our global colleagues to delve into their experiences of being a woman in the tech industry, and how we can inspire the next generation to pursue a career in tech. In the final article of the series, our panellists explore what the future holds.

Executive Committee on International Women's Day: Adam Palser

Executive Committee on International Women's Day: Adam Palser

News   •   Mar 31, 2020 15:53 BST

Throughout March, our Executive Committee will be answering questions on what International Women’s Day means to them, what makes a brilliant leader, and what we can do as an industry to support the next generation of women.

2020s and beyond: what does the future hold for global cyber legislation?

2020s and beyond: what does the future hold for global cyber legislation?

News   •   Mar 31, 2020 15:51 BST

How will cyber legislation change in the next decade? Kat Sommer, our head of public affairs, explores why collaboration matters when it comes to the future of cyber security law around the world.

Executive Committee on International Women's Day: Erik Ploegmakers

Executive Committee on International Women's Day: Erik Ploegmakers

News   •   Mar 31, 2020 11:56 BST

Throughout March, our Executive Committee will be answering questions on what International Women’s Day means to them, what makes a brilliant leader, and what we can do as an industry to support the next generation of women.

IWD breaching the barriers panel: What does being a ‘woman in tech’ mean?

IWD breaching the barriers panel: What does being a ‘woman in tech’ mean?

News   •   Mar 30, 2020 16:23 BST

In the lead up to International Women’s Day, we hosted a panel with some of our global colleagues to delve into their experiences of being a woman in the tech industry, and how we can inspire the next generation to pursue a career in tech.  

We are NCC Group: Inspired by Success

We are NCC Group: Inspired by Success

News   •   Mar 30, 2020 10:21 BST

"When I'm able to see and be a part of the successes that people have as they break the barriers of what is considered the 'norm' it truly ignites a fire in me and keeps me going every day." Tina Butters, Sales Development Representative at NCC Group tells us what inspires her in the latest instalment of our 'We are NCC Group' series.

IWD breaching the barriers panel: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

IWD breaching the barriers panel: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

News   •   Mar 27, 2020 13:03 GMT

In the lead up to International Women’s Day, we hosted a panel with some of our global colleagues to delve into their experiences of being a woman in the tech industry, and how we can inspire the next generation to pursue a career in tech.

​Deepfake attack threat during Covid-19

​Deepfake attack threat during Covid-19

News   •   Mar 27, 2020 00:19 GMT

Paul Vlissidis highlights the risk of deepfakes to organisations as they work in unfamiliar ways and stresses the importance of education, awareness and process to avoid falling victim...