National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

Scottish pupils make a strong showing at this year's CyberFirst Girls competition
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Careers & training

Scottish pupils make a strong showing at this year's CyberFirst Girls competition

Over 37,000 girls have taken part in the challenge since 2017
12 Feb 2021
DCMS launches UK Cyber Security Council
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Careers & training

DCMS launches UK Cyber Security Council

Industry figures react positively to a body that will accredit existing courses and encourage industry-wide upskilling
9 Feb 2021
UK military used malware to disrupt extremist networks
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malware

UK military used malware to disrupt extremist networks

Experts cite WannaCry with warnings that hacking tools have the potential for severe collateral damage
8 Feb 2021
NCSC urges firms to patch against MobileIron vulnerability
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Security

NCSC urges firms to patch against MobileIron vulnerability

Remote attackers are targeting healthcare, logistics, legal, and local government sectors
25 Nov 2020
UK telcos could be fined £100,000 a day for breaching Huawei ban
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Security

UK telcos could be fined £100,000 a day for breaching Huawei ban

The Telecommunications Security Bill aims to diminish the threat of operators using high-risk vendors in 5G networks
24 Nov 2020
UK gov finally unveils its new National Cyber Force
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cyber security

UK gov finally unveils its new National Cyber Force

The NCF will combine the expertise of GCHQ, MoD, MI6, and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
20 Nov 2020
Microsoft backs NCSC's effort to bolster UK cyber security
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cyber security

Microsoft backs NCSC's effort to bolster UK cyber security

The security agency is hoping to nurture cyber talent inside the startup community
6 Nov 2020
NCSC battles surge of COVID-related cyber attacks
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National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

NCSC battles surge of COVID-related cyber attacks

More than a quarter of all incidents reported in the last year were related to the coronavirus pandemic
3 Nov 2020
Huawei kit contained flaws of 'national significance', NCSC reports
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Security

Huawei kit contained flaws of 'national significance', NCSC reports

The report finds that the defects were not the result of interference from the Chinese state
2 Oct 2020
NCSC appoints Lindy Cameron as CEO
National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

NCSC appoints Lindy Cameron as CEO

The senior civil servant will replace Ciaran Martin, who established the NCSC in 2016
29 Jul 2020
NCSC launches cyber attack exercise for remote workers
National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

NCSC launches cyber attack exercise for remote workers

The new resilience exercise treats cyber attacks like a fire drill
14 Jul 2020
NCSC received one million scam email reports in just two months
National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

NCSC received one million scam email reports in just two months

Fake cryptocurrency investment lures comprised more than half of the reported email scams
26 Jun 2020
NCSC campaign gears up small businesses for remote working
National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

NCSC campaign gears up small businesses for remote working

Six key questions could help businesses identify risks and shortfalls in their digital transitions
20 May 2020
State-backed hackers targeting bodies critical to coronavirus response
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State-backed hackers targeting bodies critical to coronavirus response

Hackers are targeting healthcare bodies and pharmaceutical companies
6 May 2020
Strength of UK cyber programmes evident in award nomination
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Security

Strength of UK cyber programmes evident in award nomination

Uptake of other initiatives also indicates growing respect for the field
5 Nov 2019
Hackers 'are no longer winning', says KPMG cyber chief
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Security

Hackers 'are no longer winning', says KPMG cyber chief

Despite progress over the past two years, a wealth of threats still plague both the public and private sectors
18 Oct 2019
Big expansion unveiled for girls' cyber security competition
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Big expansion unveiled for girls' cyber security competition

Originally launched in 2017, the hugely popular competition has gone from strength to strength
16 Oct 2019
Cabinet Office blasted for cyber security short-sightedness
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Security

Cabinet Office blasted for cyber security short-sightedness

The UK is at risk with officials on course to achieve just one of 12 strategic outcomes by 2021
5 Jun 2019
Staff details leaked in British Transport Police hack
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Security

Staff details leaked in British Transport Police hack

Attackers steal personal information after taking down the website’s newsroom section
16 May 2019
Huawei poses ‘increased risk’ to network operators
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Network & Internet

Huawei poses ‘increased risk’ to network operators

The NCSC says concerns with devices and software are not linked to Chinese state interference
28 Mar 2019
Police Federation hit by seemingly random cyber attack
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Security

Police Federation hit by seemingly random cyber attack

No evidence yet that attackers extracted any data, or that the malware spread to any branches
22 Mar 2019
Swiss government invites hackers to attack e-voting platform
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Swiss government invites hackers to attack e-voting platform

The global pen-test will see attackers attempt to compromise the system ahead of future elections
11 Feb 2019
Huawei’s ‘five-year plan’ to address UK security fears
Security

Huawei’s ‘five-year plan’ to address UK security fears

Chinese firm attempts to assuage concerns amid mounting accusations
7 Feb 2019