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Have yourself a secure and connected Christmas

Have yourself a secure and connected Christmas

News   •   Dec 10, 2019 05:24 GMT

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 GMT

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 GMT

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 GMT

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 GMT

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 GMT

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 GMT

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 GMT

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 GMT

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 GMT

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 GMT

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 GMT

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 22:47 BST

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 23:12 BST

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.

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 23:30 BST

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 23:47 BST

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 21:54 BST

​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 22:01 BST

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 23:52 BST

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 22:06 BST

​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.