Cyber Resilience

  • Ransomware: Latest NCSC Guidance

    14th May 2017 by

    The latest statement and guidance from the NCSC (14/05/17): Since the global coordinated ransomware attack on thousands of private and public sector organisations across dozens of countries on Friday, there have been no sustained new attacks of that kind.  But it is important to understand that the way these attacks work means that compromises of machines and...

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  • Protecting your organisation from ransomware

    14th May 2017 by

    Ransomware is a growing global cyber security threat, and one which could affect any organisation that does not have appropriate defences. The first half of 2016 saw an almost threefold increase in ransomware variants compared to the whole of 2015[1].  While ransomware against Windows operating systems has been commonplace for some years, attacks against Mac and Linux systems are also...

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  • Cyber News and Threats – 12th May 2017

    12th May 2017 by

    Here are some of the latest updates on cyber threats and news that we’ve picked up in the last couple of weeks, including the NCSC weekly update for 12 May. All updates are open source and links given: US restaurant chain payment process system compromised – A US restaurant chain, Chipotle Mexican Grill, recently announced that unauthorised...

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  • Cyber News and Threats – 5th May 2017

    7th May 2017 by

    Here are some of the latest updates on cyber threats and news that we’ve picked up in the last couple of weeks, including the NCSC weekly update for 5 May. All updates are open source and links given: Google and Facebook were victims of Business Email Compromise (BEC) or ‘CEO Fraud’ – Google and Facebook have...

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  • Cyber Comms Toolkit for June 2017 – Passwords

    3rd May 2017 by

    This post contains awareness raising materials related to the cyber topics: Passwords.  Please feel free to use the material to best meet your community’s needs. How could you use this toolkit? Each month we will ask organisations to use these resources and raise awareness with their external stakeholders – for example a social media post, blog or...

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  • Cyber Comms Toolkit for May – Denial of Service

    3rd May 2017 by

    This post contains awareness raising materials related to the cyber topics: Distributed Denial of Service Attacks.  Please feel free to use the material to best meet your community’s needs. This topic is aimed at the business community.  If this isn’t a target audience for your organisation, you may wish to focus on messages about PASSWORDS How could...

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  • Cyber News and Threats – 28th April 2017

    3rd May 2017 by

    Here are some of the latest updates on cyber threats and news that we’ve picked up in the last couple of weeks, including the NCSC weekly update for 28th April. All updates are open source and links given: Increase in Homographic Phishing Attacks – Homographic attacks have been widely known about for many years, and rely...

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  • Cyber News and Threats – 21st April 2017

    21st April 2017 by

    Here are some of the latest updates on cyber threats and news that we’ve picked up in the last couple of weeks, including the NCSC weekly update for 21st April. All updates are open source and links given: Hajime – What is the intent of this IoT Botnet? – In October 2016 the security research group...

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  • Focus on Cyber Security Careers

    18th April 2017 by

    This week is Scotland’s Digital Skills Week, being co-ordinated by Skills Development Scotland. Today, Wednesday, the focus is on cyber security skills and careers. Cyber security careers Cyber security presents great opportunities for someone looking for a highly paid and rewarding career, with a huge diversity of roles available. In its 2014 Annual Security Report,...

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  • Edinburgh University named cyber-security research centre of excellence

    3rd April 2017 by

    Congratulations to Edinburgh University who have been named as Scotland’s first centre of excellence for cyber-security research. The UK Government announced today that it was the latest institution to become an Academic Centre of Excellence, with staff to focus on developing the latest cyber-security techniques. Professor David Aspinall, of the University of Edinburgh’s School of Informatics, said:...

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