National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

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
cyber security

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
Hacker in the shadows
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
National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

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
The news section on the British Transport Police's website
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
Police
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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Security

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
It's now "impossible" to protect critical UK infrastructure
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cyber attacks

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
Gov warns UK telecos over security risks to 5G supply chain
Network & Internet

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
WannaCry cost the NHS £92 million, report estimates
The NHS fell victim to the WannaCry ransomware in 2017
WannaCry

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
Business leaders must have cyber security basics, says NCSC
National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

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
US warns businesses of Oracle and SAP ERP threats
enterprise resource planning (ERP)

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
Ticketmaster data breach affects 40,000 UK customers
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data breaches

Ticketmaster data breach affects 40,000 UK customers

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

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
GCHQ reveals major cyber attack against ISIS
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cyber warfare

GCHQ reveals major cyber attack against ISIS

Outcome of offensive operations ranged from denying online services to destroying equipment
13 Apr 2018
NCSC unveils new cyber attack classification system
Hacking
National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

NCSC unveils new cyber attack classification system

The framework categorises everything from individual hacks up to national cyber emergencies
12 Apr 2018