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.
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.
NCC Group Q1 Threat Report Update: Exploits publicly available for 29% of critical vulnerabilities discovered
Our threat intelligence from Q1 of this year revealed that, of the more than 4,400 vulnerabilities that were disclosed* between January and March 2021, 72% had no patches available.
Spotlight on Australia’s Security of Critical Infrastructure (SOCI) Act
As of this month, organisations operating in one of Australia’s 11 critical infrastructure sectors are required more significantly to contribute to the Australian Government’s vision for a “more secure online world for Australians”, or risk fines of up to $44,400 or prison sentences of up to two years for non-compliance.
UK Government announces formal review of the Computer Misuse Act
At the CYBERUK 2021 conference, UK Home Secretary Priti Patel announced that the Government will be conducting a formal review of the Computer Misuse Act (CMA). Our global CTO Ollie Whitehouse and head of public affairs, Katharina Sommer react to this news.
CYBERUK 2021: The power of diversity of skills, technology and thought in securing society
In the opening plenary of CYBERUK 2021, NCC Group’s CEO Adam Palser and Global CTO Ollie Whitehouse shared their thoughts on the diversity of skills, technology and thought required to build a resilient, safe and secure society.
New whitepaper: how can digital footprints make us vulnerable to cyber crime?
In this post, we speak to Matt Lewis, commercial research director at NCC Group, about our latest whitepaper which explores how our digital footprints can make us vulnerable to cyber crime.
UK government announces plans for new IoT security law
Today, the UK government's Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has published its response to its call for evidence seeking feedback on proposals to regulate the cyber security of consumer smart products. Our global CTO, Ollie Whitehouse, responds to this announcement in this post.
NCC Group comments on the UK Government’s new Telecoms Diversification Taskforce report
NCC Group’s head of TMT, James Williams, gives his view on a new report from the Telecoms Diversification Taskforce, an independent group set up by the UK government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
NCC Group forges partnership with CybSafe to boost awareness of human cyber risk
NCC Group has partnered with cyber security and data analytics company, CybSafe, to drive awareness of human cyber risk, improve security habits and help decrease the number of people-related security incidents.
DCMS Cyber Security Breaches Survey: cyber risks heightened by Covid-19
The UK's Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has released its latest Cyber Security Breaches Survey. In this newsroom article, we break down the key findings and our global CTO Ollie Whitehouse offers up his thoughts on what the results mean.
Integrated Review: the UK’s future as a cyber power
The UK government has released its Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy, which sets out a framework for policy in the coming years that will help shape the nation’s position on the global stage. Our global CTO, Ollie Whitehouse reacts to this news.
Research spotlight: Hardware and embedded systems
We recently published our annual research report – a look back at our work over the last year. In our follow up research spotlight series, we’re looking into some of the key areas in a little more detail – and in this instalment, we hear from Rob Wood, technical vice president at NCC Group, for more on our research into hardware and embedded systems.
NCC Group strengthens FinTechs’ cyber resilience with Ashurst FinTech Legal Labs partnership
We’ve partnered with Ashurst FinTech Legal Labs, the business accelerator programme provided by global law firm Ashurst, to strengthen cyber resilience across FinTech businesses.
Organisations paying off post-pandemic compliance debt in 2021, according to NCC Group
Budget cuts, redundancies, delays to cyber resilience projects and increased remote working in the last 12 months could all have increased organisations’ risk of a cyber attack in 2021, according to new research into cyber security decision makers from NCC Group.