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NCSC says it thwarted over 700 cyber attacks against the UK this year

UK cyber agency’s yearly review found that 194 of the incidents were linked to the coronavirus pandemic The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) defended the UK from more than 700 cyber attacks over the last year, the organisation’s annual review has revealed. The cyber security agency said it had handled 723 cyber incidents between September… Read More


How homeworking increases cybersecurity risks

UK businesses are more at risk from cyber attacks because of challenges posed by large-scale remote working, new research has warned.

A report by the Ponemon Institute and Keeper Security found 60% of those surveyed said their organisation had been hit by a cyber attack.


NCSC warns schools of renewed ransomware threat

The UK’s cybersecurity agency has issued an alert to schools, colleges and universities about an increase in hacking attempts around the start of the new academic year.

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned the education sector to be aware of ransomware attacks and urged organisations to follow their guidance on securing their networks.


Lindy Cameron to replace Ciaran Martin as NCSC CEO in October

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has announced that Lindy Cameron is to become its new chief executive from October.

She will succeed Ciaran Martin, who led the setting-up of the NCSC in 2016, and joins from her role as director-general of the Northern Ireland Office.

The NCSC, which is part of GCHQ, is the UK’s lead authority on cyber security, overseeing the response to cyber attacks and improving the cyber resilience of the UK’s national infrastructure.


UK cyber security agency launches Covid-19 phishing reporting service

The UK’s cyber security agency has launched a service which allows people to report suspicious emails to them.

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned of criminals increasingly looking to use the coronavirus pandemic as a way to scam people.