Categories: cyber security
Conti's blockchain plans: an ominous prospect
Building on insights from our Research and Intelligence Fusion Team into methods and techniques observed during incidents involving ransomware gang Conti following 'ContiLeaks', we explore how our findings might impact the future of ransomware gang activities.
Three key reflections from CYBERUK 2022
Kat Sommer, Head of Public Affairs, reflects on this year’s CYBERUK and two days of conversations centred around the changing nature of ‘the cyber challenge’, as we move away from a period of rebuilding the digital landscape after the pandemic.
My Path to Progression: Talent Acquisition to Security Consulting
In the second instalment in our Path to Progression series, our Talent Attraction team spoke to James Durham to hear more about his journey so far and how he made the move from a Technical & Security Sourcing Executive in our Talent Acquisition Team to becoming a Senior Security Consultant.
Hunted – the game is on – NCC Group hunters back for another year
Our long-running partnership with the TV show Hunted continues for another year with the launch of the UK Celebrity series last weekend.
NCC Group Monthly Threat Pulse – November 2021
NCC Group’s monthly Threat Pulse report, based on analysis from our Strategic Threat Intelligence team, has identified a 1.9% increase in ransomware attacks compared to October, with a 50% increase in organisations targeted by PYSA ransomware.
NCC Group Next Generation Talent Program launching in North America
Following the success of our Next Generation Talent Program, we’re delighted to announce that we are now extending the program to North America where we will be partnering with Fullstack, Cyber Diversity Academy and Flatiron School to find our candidates.
NCC Group joins the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA)
Today we’re excited to announce a further development in our collaboration with Microsoft as we join the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), an ecosystem of independent software vendors and managed security service providers that have integrated their solutions to better defend against a world of increasing threats.
Home is where the hack is?
Smart products, such as doorbells, wireless cameras and alarms, have been increasingly popular purchases for consumers in recent years. The products can bring a range of efficiencies into the home, but a recent investigation from independent UK consumer body, Which?, shows that they could also present security and privacy risks.
Organisations could pay the price as heightened risk tolerances expose transformation projects to hackers
New research from NCC Group suggests that companies have struggled to pay off cyber debts accrued during the pandemic.
NCC Group responds to Cyber Security Agency of Singapore ('CSA') public consultation on licensing
A new licensing framework proposed by the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore ('CSA') is expected to launch early next year. Here, Charles Spencer, APAC Managing Director at NCC Group shares his thoughts on the framework that aims to improve assurance on security and safety and raise quality.
NCC Group reveals threefold increase in targeted ransomware attacks in 2021
Analysis from NCC Group’s Research Intelligence and Fusion Team (RIFT) has highlighted the growing threat of ransomware around the world.
Are dash cam users en-route to security risks?
We rely on dash cams to continuously record events that happen on the road, and to provide evidence in the event of road traffic incidents or accidents. But can we trust them to keep our data safe and secure? In our latest research with Which?, we put nine devices to the test and uncovered a number of issues.
So you want to work in cyber security?
There are many different types of jobs in cyber security. In this blog, Sourya Biswas, Technical Director here at NCC Group, gives some pointers for the different areas people may want to consider when thinking of a career in cyber security.
News spotlight: Oil and gas pipelines a target for hackers – part one
Last week saw substantial cyber security developments for the oil and gas industries in the US. In the first of two articles, Damon Small, technical director at NCC group reacts to an advisory released by the CISA and FBI on a spear phishing and intrusion campaign carried out on 23 US oil and natural gas pipeline operators between 2011 to 2013 by Chinese state-sponsored hackers.
Executive Analysis: How to effectively respond to a ransomware attack in four key steps
In the latest issue of Insight Space, Lloyd Brough explains how to effectively respond to a ransomware attack in four key steps.
Virtual event playback: Is ransomware an exponential threat to society?
In our latest Big Three virtual event, Quentyn Taylor, Director of Information Security at Canon Europe, Keith McDevitt, Cyber Security Integrator at the Scottish Government and Katharina Sommer, Head of Public Affairs at NCC Group, joined Ade Clewlow, Senior Advisor at NCC Group to discuss the exponential threat of ransomware.
Microsoft Exchange: analysing the geopolitics
Christo Butcher, global lead for threat intelligence at NCC Group and Fox-IT, outlines the motivations behind the Microsoft Exchange attack and analyses the significance of Western authorities’ accusation of China as responsible.
Spyware for sale: what happens next?
When reports emerged of individuals being targeted by Pegasus spyware, it raised a host of ethical and moral questions around the impact of spyware and how it might affect the world in the future. Here, our global CTO, Ollie Whitehouse, explores what comes next.
Honeypot research reveals the connected life might not be so sweet
Smart TVs, fridges, toothbrushes, heating, plugs, cameras, kettles – these are just a few of the connected devices that have made their way into our homes. But what are the security implications of introducing more of these smart devices into our homes? Our latest research with Which? and the Global Cyber Alliance delves into this.
“Knock, knock! It’s the Covid inspectors!”
As workforces return to the office, there are a number of physical security considerations organisations need to make. In this blog, Jan Hutchins explores new tactics that could be used to breach offices, and what businesses can to do to protect themselves.