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NCC Group’s managed security services team celebrates Boss Of The SOC win

NCC Group’s managed security services team celebrates Boss Of The SOC win

News   •   Jun 17, 2019 19:48 UTC

Last week our managed security services team were the winners of Splunk’s Boss Of The SOC (BOTS) challenge, which pits some of the finest SOC teams in the country against each other to solve a range of cyber defensive and detection scenarios.

New US bill set to address election cybersecurity

New US bill set to address election cybersecurity

News   •   Jun 07, 2019 19:53 UTC

From the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s discovery of a cyber attack on the country’s three main political parties months before the parliamentary election, to the European Union’s cyber incident exercise ahead of the May elections, it’s clear that securing democratic processes from manipulation and malicious cyber activities is a global priority.

Public Accounts Committee report: “it’s absolutely vital for us to look beyond 2021”

Public Accounts Committee report: “it’s absolutely vital for us to look beyond 2021”

News   •   Jun 05, 2019 20:01 UTC

The UK Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has published a report, which reflects upon the progress of the National Cyber Security Strategy 2016-21 and National Cyber Security Programme.

National Cyber Security Strategy 2016-21 progress report reinforces UK government’s commitment to making society a safer place to live and work

National Cyber Security Strategy 2016-21 progress report reinforces UK government’s commitment to making society a safer place to live and work

News   •   May 31, 2019 20:07 UTC

The government has published a progress report on its National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS) 2016-21, which reflects on the successes of the strategy so far, and what lies ahead post-2021.

Looking back to secure the future: a review of the National Cyber Security Strategy 2016-21

Looking back to secure the future: a review of the National Cyber Security Strategy 2016-21

News   •   May 22, 2019 22:04 UTC

​Ahead of the UK Cabinet Office’s expected publication of the National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS) 2016 – 21 progress report, NCC Group sets out what we believe the government will and should focus on when reporting on the achievements of the last two and a half years, and how we expect future priorities to take shape.

New IoT laws are an “encouraging step” towards improved consumer security

New IoT laws are an “encouraging step” towards improved consumer security

News   •   May 01, 2019 20:15 UTC

New proposed legislation, launched by the UK’s Digital Minister Margot James, has been published to help improve the security of internet of things (IoT) devices. This includes the introduction of a new labelling system for products to help users understand how secure they are.

NCC Group to support Royal Holloway's Centre for Doctoral Training

NCC Group to support Royal Holloway's Centre for Doctoral Training

News   •   Apr 12, 2019 20:25 UTC

NCC Group has announced that it will be partnering with the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security for the Everyday at the Royal Holloway University of London, providing advice and guidance to researchers undertaking a PhD programme in cyber security.

NCC Group welcomes UK government’s Online Harms whitepaper

NCC Group welcomes UK government’s Online Harms whitepaper

News   •   Apr 08, 2019 20:31 UTC

The UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has published its long-awaited Online Harms whitepaper today, which outlines the government’s proposed measures to make the UK the safest place in the world to be online.

Cyber security is evolving into a science

Cyber security is evolving into a science

News   •   Apr 04, 2019 22:16 UTC

​Cyber security is still a relatively young industry. However, in the book Superforecasting: The art and science of prediction, there is an interesting analogy, which can be drawn between medicine in the 1800s and the majority of modern day cyber security advice.

New DCMS Cyber Security Breaches Survey urges businesses and charities to take action to prevent cyber attacks

New DCMS Cyber Security Breaches Survey urges businesses and charities to take action to prevent cyber attacks

News   •   Apr 03, 2019 20:36 UTC

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has published the results of its 2019 Cyber Security Breaches Survey today, which measures how UK organisations approach cyber security and the impact of breaches.

We’re only human

We’re only human

News   •   Apr 02, 2019 22:20 UTC

Making a mistake at work when you’re busy and under pressure should not end your career.

Changing SMEs’ cyber security behaviours

Changing SMEs’ cyber security behaviours

News   •   Mar 27, 2019 22:29 UTC

​The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018 found that 42% of small businesses considered cyber security a very high priority.

Sophia McCall to represent Team UK in the 2019 European Cyber Security Challenge

Sophia McCall to represent Team UK in the 2019 European Cyber Security Challenge

News   •   Mar 25, 2019 20:43 UTC

Congratulations to NCC Group junior security consultant, Sophia McCall who last week secured a place as part of Team UK in the Cyber Security Challenge UK qualifier event.

Implementing APRA’s CPS 234 Prudential Standard

Implementing APRA’s CPS 234 Prudential Standard

News   •   Mar 19, 2019 22:38 UTC

APRA first announced the prudential standard in March 2018. The required entities (as defined by APRA) need to comply with the standard by July 1, 2019. Further, the suppliers of APRA regulated entities are also required to comply with the standard by July 1, 2020.

NCC Group welcomes Department for Transport’s Future of Mobility: Urban Strategy

NCC Group welcomes Department for Transport’s Future of Mobility: Urban Strategy

News   •   Mar 19, 2019 20:55 UTC

A strategy published by the Department for Transport (DfT) has set out the government’s approach to maximising the benefits of transport innovation in cities and towns, as well as nine principles which aim to guide the industry’s approach to emerging mobility technologies and services.

NCC Group's Fox-IT earns Frost & Sullivan Best Practices award

NCC Group's Fox-IT earns Frost & Sullivan Best Practices award

News   •   Mar 19, 2019 20:50 UTC

NCC Group’s Netherlands-based company Fox-IT has been awarded the 2019 European Product Line Strategy Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan, in recognition of its industry-leading cyber threat management systems.

NCC Group encourages UK government to maintain investment in cyber security

NCC Group encourages UK government to maintain investment in cyber security

News   •   Mar 18, 2019 20:59 UTC

The UK’s National Audit Office (NAO) has published a report which explores the next steps for the 2016 – 2021 National Cyber Security Programme (NCSP), highlighting the importance of maintaining a focus on security.

UK Parliament's Joint Committee publish government response to UK's National Security Strategy

UK Parliament's Joint Committee publish government response to UK's National Security Strategy

News   •   Mar 08, 2019 21:02 UTC

UK Parliament's Joint Committee for the National Security Strategy (JCNSS) has published its third report, which sets out the UK government's response to the strategy and recommendations published by the Committee in November 2018.

NCC Group praises government drive on board-level security awareness

NCC Group praises government drive on board-level security awareness

News   •   Mar 05, 2019 21:08 UTC

The government’s latest Cyber Governance Health Check, which looks at the approach of UK FTSE 350 companies to cyber security, has revealed that many board members still don’t fully understand the potential impact of a cyber attack.

​Black Team war stories: I never forget a face

​Black Team war stories: I never forget a face

News   •   Mar 01, 2019 22:49 UTC

The objectives may vary, but a Black Team challenges an organisation’s susceptibility to physical-based attacks, whether that be through social engineering, media drops, bypassing of barriers, attacking door controls and so on. The assessment itself may also be complemented by tactics such as surveillance, open source intelligence gathering, and the deployment of bugging devices.