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UK cyber entrepreneurs set to meet world’s security experts in Silicon Valley

An exciting mix of innovative start-ups are flying the flag for the UK at a prestigious conference on cyber security in California’s Silicon Valley. The seven companies (namely TrustStamp, Ohalo, Pixelpin, Secure Schools, The CyberFish Company, fraud.Net and Keybox) are supported...
Posted On 24 Feb 2020
Bernard Parsons
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Tackling the Cyber Risks of Obsolete Software Platforms

More than a decade after launching Windows 7, Microsoft finally ended support for its best-selling desktop operating system on 14 January, writes Bernard Parsons. As with all other end-of-life products, we should remind ourselves that the risks of using obsolete software like...
Posted On 06 Feb 2020
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NCSC and KPMG introduce “major survey” on diversity in UK’s cyber sector

A drive to improve the diversity of talent working in cyber security has been launched with a mass survey of all staff currently operational in the sector. The survey, which is to be conducted on an annual basis by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and KPMG UK, is...
Posted On 31 Jan 2020
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Cyber security sector welcomes “world first” with publication of unique guide

A guide which, for the first time, brings together knowledge from the world’s leading cyber security experts has been launched. The Cyber Security Body of Knowledge (CyBOK) provides a foundation for cyber security education, training and professional practice. It will be...
Posted On 09 Jan 2020
Ciaran Martin
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Founding head of NCSC appointed CB and confirms plans to step down

Ciaran Martin, CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), has been appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in Her Majesty The Queen’s 2020 New Year’s Honours List and also affirmed long-standing plans to leave his post in the summer. Martin’s...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
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UK and US-based investigations target harmful international cyber campaigns

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has formally charged the leader of an organised cyber criminal group for their involvement in a malicious campaign affecting Government, infrastructure, business and the public globally. UK and US-based investigations by the National Crime...
Posted On 24 Dec 2019
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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...
Posted On 15 Nov 2019
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Caught in the Crossfire of Cyber Warfare

The National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) Annual Review for 2019 doesn’t shy away from naming the four key protagonists when it comes to state-based cyber threats against our country. The comprehensive document sites China, Russia, North Korea and Iran as being actively...
Posted On 15 Nov 2019
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National Cyber Security Centre defends nation against 600-plus cyber attacks

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has defended the UK against more than 600 cyber attacks in the past year alone, bringing the total number to almost 1,800 since the Centre’s formation back in 2016. These figures are contained in the NCSC’s third Annual Review,...
Posted On 23 Oct 2019
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First threat assessment for universities produced by National Cyber Security Centre

The threats facing the UK’s world-leading universities and the steps they can take to protect themselves are outlined in a new report from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The NCSC’s threat assessment aims to raise awareness of state-sponsored espionage targeting...
Posted On 24 Sep 2019