Cyber Security Strategy 2030 - what happens when an AI does the thinking?
We wanted to know what would happen if we fed a machine learning model the text from various nations’ cyber security strategies from the last five years, and trained it to write a global cyber security strategy based on what it had read.
NCC Group’s Jennifer Fernick elected to Governing Board of Open Source Security Foundation
Our Global Head of Research Jennifer Fernick joins senior technical executives from major technology companies to help lead an industry-wide effort to help secure the open source ecosystem.
Future regulatory framework for medical devices in the UK
As the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MRHA) request views on how medical devices could be regulated across the UK in the future, we share our thoughts on the key elements to consider.
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.
How can telecoms organisations navigate the changing regulatory landscape?
We take a look at the UK Telecommunications (Security) Act 2021, which is set to be one of many new pieces of legislation and regulation being rolled out globally to help telecommunications providers become more resilient through increased cyber security.
NCC Group Monthly Threat Pulse – October 2021
NCC Group’s monthly Threat Pulse report, based on analysis from our Strategic Threat Intelligence team has identified 314 double-extortion ransomware victims around the world, a 65% increase on September’s victims.
NCC Group launches Replicate & Recover to help customers plan for software failure, data loss and downtime
Replicate & Recover gives customers maximum resilience against disruption of critical third party , cloud-based software and applications.
NCC Group welcomes the UK NCSC annual review
We share our thoughts on the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) annual review for 2021, summarising the key threats facing today’s society.
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.
“We wait, because we know you” Inside the Ransomware negotiation economics
Still a significant percentage of ransomware-affected businesses see no other option than to negotiate and pay a ransom. But not much is known about the economic backgrounds of digital extortion and the negotiation strategies. Here we investigate negotiations that take place after it’s been decided to pay a ransom.
Graff search: How attackers track online footprints
We take a look at the recent cyber-heist at multinational jeweller, Graff and how individuals can take action to stay safe online.
Spotlight on FINRA’s latest report on cloud computing in the US securities industry
In October 2021, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) issued a new report, providing advice for the US securities industry. In this article, John Boruvka, vice president – sales at NCC Group, provides an overview of key takeaways from the report.
Inspiring the next generation of cyber talent
In conjunction with Uptree we welcomed 33 students aged between 16-19 to our Manchester, UK headquarters to learn more about a career in cyber.
SnapMC: extortion without ransomware
Over the past few months NCC Group has observed an increasing number of data breach extortion cases, where the attacker steals data and threatens to publish said data online if the victim decides not to pay.
Managing Consultant and Incident Handler Mattijs Dijkstra, who is based in our Delft office in The Netherlands, shares his thoughts in this piece.
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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.
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 Monthly Threat Pulse – September 2021
NCC Group’s monthly Threat Pulse report, based on analysis from our Strategic Threat Intelligence team, reveals the scale of the increasing ransomware threat facing businesses.
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.
Futureproofing the UK’s digital identity market
The UK Government has set out its ambition to make digital identities as trusted as passports with the development of a voluntary ‘Trust Framework’. Stephen Bailey shares thoughts on the security and data privacy and logistical challenges.
Spotlight on the future of outsourcing in the UAE’s financial services sector
As part of our ‘Spotlight on’ series this month, Simon Fieldhouse, global managing director – Software Resilience looks to the Middle East and how the changing regulatory landscape is shaping the future of its financial services sector.