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Disperse the fear, uncertainty and doubt and take charge of your cyber risk

Disperse the fear, uncertainty and doubt and take charge of your cyber risk

News   •   Oct 21, 2019 22:30 UTC

Is the cyber security threat landscape based on fact or fiction? It’s just one question we posed to our own security experts Tim Anderson and Graham McElroy as we chatted to them to find out more about their thoughts on how organisations can reduce their cyber risk.

Take 10 on 10 for World Mental Health Day

Take 10 on 10 for World Mental Health Day

News   •   Oct 07, 2019 22:47 UTC

On World Mental Health Day on 10 October, we’ll be encouraging colleagues to take 10 minutes out to reflect on their own mental health.

A glimpse into life at NCC through the eyes of a work experience student

A glimpse into life at NCC through the eyes of a work experience student

News   •   Oct 02, 2019 20:54 UTC

​This year we have seen several A-Level students join us for one to two weeks, in our Manchester, Leatherhead and Cheltenham offices. Work experience is a brilliant opportunity for students to experience ‘a day in the life’ of an NCC Group colleague.

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.

Colleagues take on the virtual long distance challenge for charity

Colleagues take on the virtual long distance challenge for charity

News   •   Sep 10, 2019 22:52 UTC

There’s approximately 45,147 km (28,053 miles) between our global offices and over the next couple of months, our colleagues are taking up a challenge to run, walk, swim or cycle that distance to raise money for charity.

Staying secure in a changing agricultural landscape

Staying secure in a changing agricultural landscape

News   •   Sep 05, 2019 21:06 UTC

​Agriculture is essential for modern society. Arguably, it has never been more important – with climate change, population growth, demographic changes, and water scarcity, it’s vital that the food industry adapts and adopts technology to meet the growing demands on the food supply chain and network.

NCC Group to support HIV charity George House Trust with pro-bono cyber security expertise

NCC Group to support HIV charity George House Trust with pro-bono cyber security expertise

News   •   Aug 23, 2019 22:56 UTC

NCC Group is providing pro-bono cyber security expertise to HIV charity George House Trust as part of its ongoing Cyber in the Community initiative to support charitable organisations.

The cyber risk lurking in your office corner

The cyber risk lurking in your office corner

News   •   Aug 08, 2019 21:24 UTC

The humble office printer has morphed over the years into a full-blown multifunction device capable of a huge range of activities. Today, many enterprise printers can print, scan, copy, fax and email, all within a footprint that’s similar to, or smaller than, conventional office printers.

Introducing Scout, NCC Group's new self-service cloud compliance platform

Introducing Scout, NCC Group's new self-service cloud compliance platform

News   •   Aug 06, 2019 23:04 UTC

Our new client self-service platform ‘Scout’, used for checking public cloud configuration is now available via our Cyberstore. The agnostic tool allows users to monitor configuration of their Amazon Web Service (AWS), Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) public cloud deployments.

Microsoft and NCC Group just made moving to the cloud even easier

Microsoft and NCC Group just made moving to the cloud even easier

News   •   Jul 29, 2019 23:16 UTC

Organisations can now embrace the cloud with confidence thanks to a new product developed by cyber security experts NCC Group and Microsoft.

Risky business: How better cyber security can future proof your business

Risky business: How better cyber security can future proof your business

News   •   Jul 25, 2019 21:36 UTC

​With cyber threats now more ubiquitous than ever, investing in cyber security is crucial in order to protect both businesses and customers. This does not just mean investing in technology, but also in the people and processes that drive this forward and this must be appropriately planned, designed and implemented.

Black Team War Stories Part 4 (final): Textbook

Black Team War Stories Part 4 (final): Textbook

News   •   Jul 22, 2019 21:43 UTC

In the final part of this Black Team war stories series Mark F explains how we were approached by a multinational R&D company, which returns a profit of billions per year. Their primary concern was unauthorised access to their laboratories and the reputational damage that could potentially be caused if members of the public broke in.

Don’t be driven by the fines of others

Don’t be driven by the fines of others

News   •   Jul 17, 2019 20:36 UTC

​The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was implemented in May last year. Despite a lot of talk around the high level of fines associated with the new legislation, there were not record numbers of penalties issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under the new data protection regime – in fact, just over 90 fines were issued in the following twelve months

Black Team War Stories Part 3 - Turning a bust around

Black Team War Stories Part 3 - Turning a bust around

News   •   Jul 15, 2019 21:32 UTC

Not every engagement is plain sailing. Black and Red Teaming come with the ever present dread of getting caught on day one and “failing/ruining” the engagement. An experienced team needs to appreciate the impact of getting caught but also how to salvage a job if and when it happens. This ensures the client still fully benefits from the assessment. This is the difference between the A team

Cyber security needs more women – but why?

Cyber security needs more women – but why?

News   •   Jul 10, 2019 20:43 UTC

In June, along with Dana Hehl, our senior VP of operations, Karen Fryatt, our associate director of contract research, and Gavin Duncan, our head of technical operations, a team of us headed down to the Women of Silicon Roundabout event in London.

Black Team War Stories Part 2: Twelve in one

Black Team War Stories Part 2: Twelve in one

News   •   Jul 08, 2019 21:18 UTC

In part two of our Black Team War story, the target was a multinational firm turning over billions of profit each year in the UK alone. They are responsible for collecting and storing substantial amounts of private data which would have been as damaging as it was valuable, should an attacker gain access to it.

Investing in cyber security of connected health

Investing in cyber security of connected health

News   •   Jul 05, 2019 20:03 UTC

Connected Health is a rapidly growing area with huge innovative possibilities and potential. This is mostly due to the uptake of digital technologies in the health and medical fields that support diagnosis, treatment and management of health conditions

Black Team War Stories Part 1 - Which company are you a contractor with?

Black Team War Stories Part 1 - Which company are you a contractor with?

News   •   Jul 01, 2019 21:05 UTC

In this first of our four-part Black Team War Stories series the targets were three industrial sites spread over the UK each handling rare and controlled substances. The client’s primary physical security concern was whether any of these materials could be taken off site during their production life cycle from an insider threat.

Pride month, and the 'rainbow bandwagon'

Pride month, and the 'rainbow bandwagon'

News   •   Jun 21, 2019 21:58 UTC

​It's June, and for many people that means the start of summer with all the good and bad things that come with it; shorts in the office, picnics in the park, pool parties, hay fever, air conditioning bills, and for New Yorkers: 'that smell'. But for many of us, June means something else, it is Pride month, which also comes with some good and some bad things.

What is Pride and why is this year special?

What is Pride and why is this year special?

News   •   Jun 21, 2019 21:52 UTC

​June is Pride Month and this year, the festivities take on extra meaning for the LGBTQ+ community in both New York City and across the world. It is 50 years since the notorious Stonewall riots in New York City and this year’s Pride festivities in the city will commence on the anniversary date – 28 June.