CSC UK calls on business community to take lead in tackling cyber crime

Cyber Security Connect UK (CSC UK), the forum for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs), has called upon UK businesses to take the lead in tackling cyber crime following the publication of the National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) Annual Review for 2019.

The NCSC’s report details that 658 incidents were handled during the past year, highlighting the ongoing need for resilience against cyber attacks of varying degrees. The report goes on to detail operations that defend the public, including intervention in more than one million cases of potential credit card fraud, as well as those sectors most targeted by cyber crime (including Government, academia, IT, managed service providers, transport and health).

In response to the report’s publication, Aurore Domange (director at CSC UK) said: “We would like to congratulate the NCSC on its pioneering work in raising awareness of cyber security threats and in combating those that try to do harm. The 2019 report highlights just how many attacks have been prevented or halted in their infancy thanks to the diligence of the NCSC and its innovative approaches to tackling cyber crime.”

Domange added: “What the report also showcases, however, is the ongoing need for both businesses and the public to be vigilant in their everyday lives and it’s down to CISOs to set the standard. The NCSC aims to make the UK among the safest places to live and work, and it’s our job as cyber security professionals to reinforce this message.”

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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