Tags: cyber security
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.
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.
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.