NCC Conversations: How can we reduce bias in artificial intelligence?
As part of our NCC Conversations series, we’ve been exploring the issue of systemic racism and how it impacts our industry, wider society, and the artificial intelligence technology that we use every day.
News spotlight: Oil and Gas pipelines a target for hackers – part two
Following our last oil and gas industry news spotlight on the advisory issued by the CISA and FBI on a spear phishing and intrusion campaign carried out between 2011 and 2013, Damon Small, technical director at NCC Group, reacts to a new directive that requires owners and operators of critical pipelines to implement specific measures to protect against ransomware and other prevailing threats.
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.
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.
NCC Conversations: What does Pride mean to you?
Throughout June, we’ve been discussing and exploring LGBTQIA+ Pride, as part of our NCC Conversations series and our ongoing commitment to inclusion and diversity.
Research update: RM3 – Curiosities of the wildest banking malware
Recently, our Research and Intelligence Fusion Team (RIFT) published research findings on RM3, an advanced variant of the banking malware family known as Gozi, and uncovered Oceania as the top target for threat actor groups.
Webinar playback: are people your largest untapped resource for cyber resilience?
In our webinar ‘are people your largest untapped resource for cyber resilience?’ we discuss how we can create a more diverse and inclusive sector, address the cyber security skills gap, and make people more capable when it comes to cyber security.
News spotlight: What can we learn from the US Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack?
On Friday 7th May, fuel supplies across North America were disrupted as the Colonial Pipeline, the major fuel pipeline connecting the East Coast, was attacked in the largest-known attack in US energy infrastructure. As the organisation’s systems begin to recover, Damon Small, technical director at NCC group, provides an overview of the attack and the lessons we can take from it.
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.
Why we're changing our logos for Pride month
At NCC Group we are committed to creating an environment where all colleagues feel psychologically, emotionally, and physically safe to be their authentic selves. That means working to make our workplace more inclusive for our LGBTQIA+ colleagues.