Cyber Resilience

  • Cyber News and Threats – 27 June 2017

    27th June 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. Fake airline websites distributed by social media Scammers are using the brands of major global airlines to lure users to fake websites and then encourage them to share links to the sites with friends....

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  • Cyber Comms Toolkit for July 2017 – Young People

    27th June 2017 by

    Being Safe online: School’s out for summer and young people are looking forward to having more free time on their hands. For some, this will be spent using the internet to keep in touch with friends, catch up with the latest apps and online trends, and playing their favourite games. Unfortunately not everyone has our...

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  • 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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