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Strength of UK cyber programmes evident in award nomination

Uptake of other initiatives also indicates growing respect for the field
5 Nov 2019
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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
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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
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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
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Staff details leaked in British Transport Police hack

Attackers steal personal information after taking down the website’s newsroom section
16 May 2019
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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
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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
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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
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Huawei’s ‘five-year plan’ to address UK security fears

Chinese firm attempts to assuage concerns amid mounting accusations
7 Feb 2019
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It's now "impossible" to protect critical UK infrastructure

Parliamentary committee warns that mitigating the effects of successful attacks is becoming a 'new normal'
19 Nov 2018
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Gov warns UK telecos over security risks to 5G supply chain

Analysts say the letter is directed at Huawei as government warns network providers the 'rules may change'
6 Nov 2018
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WannaCry cost the NHS £92 million, report estimates

An update to an earlier DHSC report estimates that £19 million was lost in patient care alone
11 Oct 2018
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Business leaders must have cyber security basics, says NCSC

GCHQ's cyber arm offers cyber security guidance to help business leaders curtail 'fear of feeling foolish’
12 Sep 2018
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US warns businesses of Oracle and SAP ERP threats

Oracle and SAP urge customers to apply patches to secure systems against hackers
26 Jul 2018
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Ticketmaster data breach affects 40,000 UK customers

ICO will judge if Ticketmaster's breach is subject to higher GDPR penalties
28 Jun 2018
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Kaspersky hits back at Twitter ban with open letter

Eugene Kaspersky quotes Game of Thrones in letter claiming his firm is being unfairly censored
23 Apr 2018
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GCHQ reveals major cyber attack against ISIS

Outcome of offensive operations ranged from denying online services to destroying equipment
13 Apr 2018
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NCSC unveils new cyber attack classification system

The framework categorises everything from individual hacks up to national cyber emergencies
12 Apr 2018
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Scale of cyber risk to UK businesses is "bigger than ever"

Reports chart rise of ransomware and crypto-mining attacks
10 Apr 2018
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IoT vendors urged to ditch devices' default passwords

UK government review outlines measures to protect consumers from IoT threats
7 Mar 2018
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Bitcoin-mining hackers hit government websites

Visiting public body domains could turn your computer into a cryptocurrency miner
12 Feb 2018
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NCSC blocks millions of cyber attacks launched against UK

But hackers will respond with fresh ways to target businesses and citizens, body warns
5 Feb 2018
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Utility companies face £17m fines over poor cybersecurity

Government penalties come amid fear of nation state cyber attacks
29 Jan 2018