Tags: securing our connected future
NCC Group welcomes UK Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PSTI) Bill
The UK Government has introduced the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PSTI) Bill to Parliament, paving the way for new security requirements on ‘consumer connectable products’ to better protect UK home devices from hackers. We take a look into what may be in store.
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.
Making the UK a tech and science superpower: what can businesses take from the UK’s Budget?
Yesterday in the UK parliament, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the new Autumn Budget and three-year Spending Review, which set out the government’s ambition to make the UK a global technology and science superpower. Our global CTO, Ollie Whitehouse, comments.
UK Government publishes National AI Strategy
NCC Group responds to the UK Government’s announcement on its AI strategy.
Formation flying: spotlight on aviation security
In our latest sector spotlight, we’ve teamed up with aviation security consultants 3DAssurance to look at cyber security for the aviation sector, revealing the need for a more holistic approach from all operational arms of the sector in order to effectively manage security risk in this period of rapid digitalisation and beyond.
GPS S.O.S: Making GPS technology safer
GPS tracking is now a part of our daily life - in our smartwatches, smartphones, pet trackers, vehicles satellite navigation and more. But what are the risks? Anna Reedman, security consultant, explores this.
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.
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.
Securing the connected cars of the future
As the autonomy of connected vehicles increases and systems become more complex, this leads to more software vulnerabilities. Andy Davis, Global Transport Practice Director at NCC Group, gives us his insight into securing the connected cars of the future.
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.
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.
Building resilience into the digital transformation process
Worldwide spending on digital transformation technologies and services increased by as much as 10% in 2020, reaching $1.3 trillion. But how does widespread adoption affect operational resilience – and how can the legal sector support businesses? Tim Rawlins, Senior Adviser, explores this.
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.
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.
Spotlight on cyber security as a science
Evidence-based cyber resilience decisions can make a quantifiable difference when it comes to material improvements for the global business community, and for society as a whole. While we are still in the foothills of this becoming common practice, our global CTO, Ollie Whitehouse, explores the way that our approach to security is changing.
Ransoms and beyond
As attackers take advantage of the recent rapid digital transformation and move to remote working, Managing Security Consultant, Kenneth Yu, takes a look at some of the most commonly exploited services for ransomware attacks.
Why ATM security has never gone out of style
Despite a rise in internet-based and cashless banking, ATM security remains as important as ever. Here, Daniel Calvo, Senior Security Consultant, explores the evolution of ATM security and how we can keep these machines secure in the years to come.
Looking back to look forward: predictions for 2021
With the new year just around the corner, we decided to stop and take stock of how legislative measures and cyber security research have advanced to keep pace with the rapidly evolving cyber landscape. To start this process, we’re looking back at some of our most recent predictions to see how they’ve progressed and whether our research is contributing to making the world safer and more secure.