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5 Things to know about the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

#1 The history of the National Cyber Security CentreThe UK’s first cybersecurity strategy was launched in 2009 and outlined that whatever the shape of the cybersecurity mission, it made no sense to silo it away from other aspects of national security. To be effective, it had to be able to take advantage of high-grade intelligence and other security cap
Publish At:2022-05-18 02:13 | Read:861 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Government NCSC UK security cyber

Pegasus spyware found on UK government office phone

“When we found the No. 10 case, my jaw dropped.” John Scott-Railton recalled after finding out on July 7, 2020 that Pegasus, the highly sophisticated flagship spyware of Israel’s NSO Group, was used to infect a phone linked to the network at 10 Downing Street, the UK Prime Minister’s home and office. For years, the Citizen Lab, a spec
Publish At:2022-04-21 16:44 | Read:1661 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy AI artificial intelligence Citizen Lab John Scott-Ra

Building Cyber Resilience in a heightened alert environment

There has been a lot of talk about cyber weapons and the cyber dimension of global politics after the NotPetya and WannaCry attacks of 2017 and the Stuxnet worm, first discovered in 2010, when it was used to attack the control mechanisms of Iran’s uranium enriching centrifuges.Professor Ciaran Martin CB, former CEO of the UK National Cyber Security Centre (N
Publish At:2022-03-10 02:07 | Read:955 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Security CISA Cyber Attacks cyber resilience NCSC risk

CISA warns of cyberespionage by Iranian APT “MuddyWater”

Cybersecurity agencies in the US and UK have issued a joint cybersecurity advisory (CSA) on MuddyWater, a government-sponsored Iranian advanced persistent threat (APT) actor. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the US Cyber Command Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF), and the National Securi
Publish At:2022-02-25 16:43 | Read:811 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness APT cisa CSA cybersecurity advisory Earth Vetala f

Government agencies warn of sophisticated, high-impact ransomware

A surge in “sophisticated, high impact” ransomware attacks has prompted the United States’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), and the Australian Cyber Security Center to issue a joint advisory about the techniques being used by cybercriminals to attack businesses a
Publish At:2022-02-14 09:58 | Read:857 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection CISA CSC N

NCSC warns UK entities of potential destructive cyberattacks from Russia

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) urges organizations to improve cybersecurity due to the risk of imminent destructive cyberattacks from Russia-linked APT groups. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is urging organizations to improve their cybersecurity posture due to the imminent risk of destructive cyber-attacks from Russian stat
Publish At:2022-01-28 18:46 | Read:2791 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security Hacking hacking news IT Information S

UK NCSC is going to release Nmap scripts to find unpatched vulnerabilities

The UK NCSC cybersecurity agency is going to release a collection of NMAP scripts that can allow defenders to find unpatched vulnerabilities. The United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) announced the release of NMAP Scripting Engine scripts that can help defenders to scan their infrastructure to find and fix unpatched vulnerabilities
Publish At:2022-01-25 18:12 | Read:2637 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Security hacking news information secu

Combatting SMS and phone fraud: UK government issues guidance

The UK’s National Cyber Secuity Centre (NCSC) has published a guide to help make your organization’s SMS and telephone messages effective and trustworthy. SMS and telephone calls represent an extremely effective means of mass communication. As such they are essential tools for most organizations, especially those that deal directly with the general
Publish At:2022-01-20 12:46 | Read:2038 | Comments:0 | Tags:How-tos do not originate link MEF NCSC phishing scammer sms

UK NCSC shares guidance for organizations to secure their communications with customers

UK NCSC has published new guidance for organizations to secure their communications with customers via SMS or phone calls. UK’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) has published new guidance for organizations for combatting telephone and SMS fraud. This guide aims at protecting their customers from fraudulent activities, while also ensuring that their
Publish At:2022-01-19 18:12 | Read:2748 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security Hacking hacking news information secu

The State of Security in the UK: Lessons from the NCSC Report

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) recently released its fifth annual review of the state of cybersecurity in the United Kingdom. The report is presented under five headings including an analysis of and response “The Threat,” advice for resilience, advances in threat detection and prevention technology, improving the cybersecurity eco
Publish At:2021-12-18 02:05 | Read:2457 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Security Critical Infrastructure NCSC Report United Ki

Beware card skimmers this Black Friday

The UK’s top cybercops are urging owners of small online shops to “protect their customers and profits” by guarding against card skimmers in the frenetic shopping period that starts with Black Friday, which lands on November 26 this year. The warning comes from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)—which is part of GCHQ, the UK̵
Publish At:2021-11-25 08:48 | Read:2268 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news Web threats card skimmer NCSC web skimmers

The UK pushes for better supply chain cybersecurity

If the UK Government gets its way, IT service vendors and other cloud-based service providers may soon be required to adopt new measures to strengthen their cybersecurity, amid rising concerns about supply chain risks.The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has floated plans to make mandatory compliance with the National Cyber Security Ce
Publish At:2021-11-18 11:10 | Read:1967 | Comments:0 | Tags:Regulatory Compliance Cyber Assessment Framework Cyber Secur

Top 5 NCSC Cloud Security Principles for Compliance

There are many important factors to consider when choosing a cloud provider for your cloud use cases. For organizations in heavily regulated industries, compliance with relevant regulations is one of the most important things to think about. Whether you’re planning for a single cloud workload or a hybrid multi-cloud setup, maintaining compliance for sensitiv
Publish At:2021-07-19 03:47 | Read:1806 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cloud cloud security compliance data protection NCSC securit

Ransomware is the biggest threat, says GCHQ cybersecurity chief

The head of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre has warned that ransomware has become the biggest threat to British people and businesses.In a speech being given today by Lindy Cameron, chief executive of the NCSC, to the RUSI think tank, she highlights the need for ransomware problem to be taken seriously, and warns of the “cumulative effect
Publish At:2021-06-14 10:40 | Read:1490 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection cybercrime malware NCSC rans

Watch out! Android Flubot spyware is spreading fast

Using a proven method of text messages about missed deliveries, an old player on the Android malware stage has returned for an encore. This time it seems to be very active, especially in the UK where Android users are being targeted by text messages containing a link to a particularly nasty piece of spyware called Flubot. Warning from the National Cyber S
Publish At:2021-04-28 16:59 | Read:1809 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android Malware correos dga dhl factory reset fedex flubot N

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