Subjects: Computer security
Smart doorbells – delivering the security you expect?
Smart doorbells are designed to make our lives easier and give us peace of mind about who may be approaching our homes – even when we’re out – but how secure are they?
20 years of research at NCC Group
NCC Group’s research forms a big part our mission to make the world safer and more secure. Today, we’re taking the opportunity to look back and point you to some of the research we’ve published over the last 20 years, and shine a light on some of the great outputs we have been excited and proud to showcase over the last year.
New whitepaper: How to make threat actors work harder and fail more often
We’ve published a new whitepaper to help organisations build their resilience against cyber attacks, based on insights from our Red Team engagements across the globe.
NCC Group advises on security and privacy for Danish COVID-19 app
NCC Group is proud to have collaborated with the Danish Ministry of Health on the security of the newly launched COVID-19 contact tracing app.
'30 Minutes' webinar series – CISO in the time of Coronavirus – listen back
As part of our 30 Minutes webinar series, our global Chief Information Security Officer, Dominic Beecher takes us through what it’s like being a CISO in the time of Coronavirus – sharing reflections and useful hints and tips for coping throughout the pandemic and beyond.
UK Government aims to inspire the next generation of ‘cyber defenders’ during lockdown
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’.
Now is the time to CyberUp – making the Computer Misuse Act fit for the 21st century
As the CyberUp Campaign launches to continue the quest for reform of the UK’s Computer Misuse Act 1990, NCC Group’s Head of Public Affairs, Kat Sommer, reflects on the journey towards legislative reform and why, despite any obstacles, the progress to date is creating a sense of momentum to build on and carry forward.
The cost of a data breach: revisited
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.
The location’s changed but the rules haven’t: Maintaining cardholder data security standards while remote
Where organisations provide contact centre services, the move to remote working has posed particular challenges to both ensuring that the right tools are available and managing the risks associated with agents who will be handling cardholder data. We’ve outlined some of the key considerations to help you navigate this change.
Black Team War Stories: The Tipping Point
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.
Sounds phishy? Be mindful #BeRemoteReady
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
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.
CISO interview: Phishing is not our main concern
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.
DCMS Cyber Security Breaches Survey signals shift in cyber resilience
The UK's Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has released its annual Cyber Security Breaches Survey, acting as a pulse check on how organisations and charities across the UK are dealing with an evolving cyber security landscape.
NCC Group’s Instant Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solution launched to detect and block cyber threats targeting remote workforces
With the rapid mobilisation of remote workforces across the globe, we have launched our Instant Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solution, in partnership with VMWare Carbon Black, to help organisations maintain visibility over their IT estate and keep track of malicious activity on employee computers.
NCC Group launches SOC as a Service to help customers experiencing resource shortages and office closures
Here at NCC Group, we’re exploring how we can help businesses around the world during the outbreak of COVID-19. We’ve decided to do this in the best way we know how – by offering our cyber security expertise through new solutions which can be provided remotely.
#BeRemoteReady: Q&A with NCC Group’s CISO, Dominic Beecher
As organisations across the globe find themselves in uncharted territory, we spoke to our own CISO, Dominic Beecher to find out more about what he has been focusing his attention on and what advice he would give to organisations who are finding themselves faced with a whole new set of challenges when it comes to mobilising a remote workforce.
Maintaining operational resilience in the midst of COVID-19
In his second briefing in response to the outbreak of COVID-19, our director and senior advisor Tim Rawlins provides continuing advice to organisations on how they can maintain operational activity despite the current challenges.
We are NCC Group: Ensurer of smoothness
In our ‘We are NCC Group’ series, we interview NCC Group colleagues from around the globe. Here we talk to Raluca Gherman, Director of Operations at NCC Group FortConsult about her role as ‘Ensurer of Smoothness’ and how she has perfected working remotely to a point where it now feels like second nature.
International Women’s Day: breaching the barriers
To celebrate International Women’s Day, we asked a group of colleagues globally to share their top tips for women hoping to get back into work, and others looking to take up a career in cyber security. Looking to be inspired? Check out some of the best advice we have to offer…