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NCSC offers key advice to organisations on mitigating Denial of Service attacks

A suspected Denial of Service (DoS) attack resulted in Wikipedia experiencing intermittent outages in the early hours of Saturday 7 September. Organisations worried about the threat of DoS attacks are now recommended to read guidance just published by the National Cyber Security...
Posted On 13 Sep 2019
Anthony Perridge
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Effectively Managing Cyber Threats on Critical Infrastructure

Criminals are tirelessly attacking critical infrastructure around the world and compromising the Industrial Control System and the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems that control these infrastructures, writes Anthony Perridge. In 2010, the Stuxnet worm infiltrated...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019
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NCSC’s Ciaran Martin receives international award for cyber security leadership

Ciaran Martin, CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), has received an award for leadership at a major summit in the United States. The International Cyber Security Leadership Award was presented to Martin at the Billington Cyber Security Summit in Washington DC. The...
Posted On 10 Sep 2019
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Full Axis Communications camera range given major cyber security boost

Axis Communications, the network video technology specialist, has received two accolades from leading security authorities in the form of Cyber Essentials Plus, a scheme operated by the National Cyber Security Centre, and ‘Secure by Default’ self-certification, which...
Posted On 04 Sep 2019
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NPCC’s Forensics Portfolio approves return of Eurofins to UK marketplace

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has approved the return of Eurofins Forensics Services to the forensics marketplace following the criminal cyber attack suffered in June. The ransomware attack – targeting parent company Eurofins Scientific – affected the IT...
Posted On 16 Aug 2019
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Government delivers boost to increase diversity in nation’s cyber security industry

The third round of funding through the Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund (CSIIF) has been launched by cyber security minister Nigel Adams. The Fund aims to increase the number and diversity of people entering the cyber security profession, with training providers able to bid for...
Posted On 15 Aug 2019
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Security contract with Accenture provides cyber protection boost for NHS estate

The NHS will now receive “free-to-adopt, world-class” perimeter security services thanks to NHS Digital signing a contract with Accenture. These new services will build on the current offer from the Data Security Centre so that NHS organisations will be able to better...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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Government makes plans to safeguard future security of UK’s telecoms sector

Digital Secretary Jeremy Wright has set out plans to improve security standards and practices across the UK’s telecoms sector, including in new 5G and full-fibre broadband networks. The Government’s proposals include new legislation to enforce stronger security requirements...
Posted On 25 Jul 2019
Steven Webb
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Digitalisation and Cyber Risk: The Key Questions for Today’s Organisations

It’s difficult to avoid discussions about digital trends, business models and the resulting benefits. The world’s most valued organisations provide digital services. Private investment in new digital start-ups is sky high, while the benefits to organisations of digitalising...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019
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Details of second CyberThreat Summit announced by NCSC and SANS Institute

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the SANS Institute have announced details for CyberThreat 2019, the Summit designed specifically for technical professionals in cyber security. Returning for the second year, the two-day event on 25 and 26 November at the Riverbank...
Posted On 22 Jul 2019