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CIISec's CyberEPQ gains CyberFirst recognition from NCSC
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The CyberEPQ by CIISec has earned CyberFirst brand recognition from the NCSC, marking it a high-quality cybersecurity course and opening it to a wider talent pool.
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Canadian ISA Cybersecurity launches first UK operation in London
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In response to rising cybercrime rates, Canada's leading cybersecurity firm, ISA Cybersecurity, expands its array of esteemed detection and recovery services to the UK, marking its first operation outside Canada.
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Pentest People achieve Assured Service Provider status for NCSC CIE scheme
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UK cybersecurity firm, Pentest People, gains recognition as an Assured Service Provider under the National Cyber Security Centre's new scheme, boosting cyber incident response resilience.
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Obrela earns prestigious CREST NCSC CIR Level 2 status in cybersecurity
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Cybersecurity firm, Obrela, earns esteemed National Cyber Security Centre Cyber Incident Response Level 2 Assured Service Provider status from CREST; reinforcing its commitment to exceptional cybersecurity readiness.
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IWD 2024: Better together: why the UK’s tech sector needs to double down on diversity and inclusion
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The UK's tech sector falls short in diversity, with women occupying only 28% of positions and a mere 22% in senior roles, hindering innovation and widening the industry's skill gap.
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Silver SAML, a new cyber threat, uncovered by Semperis researchers
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microsoft
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breach prevention
Semperis researchers have identified a potential new threat called Silver SAML that exploits SAML to attack from cloud identity providers such as Entra ID, potentially endangering applications like Salesforce or ServiceNow.
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Increasing cyber resilience through CISM training in NZ
Mon, 12th Feb 2024
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it training
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cybersecurity
We must invest in developing skilled cybersecurity professionals to sustain and build upon this positive momentum.
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Bridewell collaborates with Microsoft on Security Copilot development
Mon, 22nd Jan 2024
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UK cybersecurity firm, Bridewell, is teaming up with Microsoft to refine their Security Copilot product, leveraging AI technology to enhance cyber defence capabilities.
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BSI to steer global committee for quantum technology standards
Tue, 16th Jan 2024
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The British Standards Institution will lead a first-of-its-kind international committee aimed at setting standards for quantum technologies, framing UK's intent to become a global quantum tech pioneer by 2033.
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UK hailed as Europe's most advanced digital economy
Tue, 16th Jan 2024
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microsoft
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google
A new report from the Computer and Communications Industry Association highlights the UK as Europe's leading digital economy, hosting major tech enterprises and attracting USD $30bn in 2022 tech-sector VC investment.
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NCSC launches Cyber Incident Exercising scheme in the UK
Thu, 7th Dec 2023
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The NCSC has launched a new Cyber Incident Exercising scheme, providing cyber-incident preparation services to UK firms.
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UK and South Korea warn of cyber threats from North Korea's supply chains
Wed, 29th Nov 2023
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UK and South Korea's security agencies warn of advanced state-linked cyber threats infiltrating via North Korean supply chains.
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UK's cybersecurity centre warns of AI threats to 2025 general election
Thu, 16th Nov 2023
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ai
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cios
AI poses escalating threats to the integrity of UK's 2025 general election, warns the National Cyber Security Centre.
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New Zealand cybersecurity recognised at iSANZ Awards 2023
Wed, 15th Nov 2023
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cybersecurity
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2023 iSANZ Awards recognises New Zealand's cybersecurity talents, lauding innovation and dedication within the industry.
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Norm gains three key cyber security accreditations from CREST & NCSC
Tue, 14th Nov 2023
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ransomware
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Cybersecurity firm, Norm, earns prestigious accreditations from CREST and NCSC, affirming its high-level expertise in cyber defences.
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NCSC report reveals heightened financially motivated cybercrime in NZ
Thu, 2nd Nov 2023
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ransomware
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NCSC reports a rise in financially motivated cybercrime, surpassing state-sponsored activities, with ransomware causing significant costs and recovery efforts.
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Innovative UK cyber firm coc00n joins NCSC initiative to tackle national cyber threats
Fri, 13th Oct 2023
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British cyber security tech firm, coc00n, has joined a programme by the National Cyber Security Centre to bolster the UK's cyber resilience.
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CREST, IASME and NCSC partner to launch new cyber exercise scheme
Wed, 4th Oct 2023
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New initiative aims to boost UK cyber resilience through a collaborative scheme led by CREST, IASME, and the NCSC.
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UK businesses warned about integration of AI chatbots
Fri, 1st Sep 2023
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chatbots
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ai
British officials are warning organisations about integrating artificial intelligence-driven chatbots into their businesses.
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New Zealand takes major step in cybersecurity with integrated agency formation
Thu, 31st Aug 2023
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government
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New Zealand's CERT NZ and NCSC have joined forces to create a lead operational cyber security agency, similar to those in Australia, the UK, and Canada.
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6% more state-sponsored attacks this year, says NCSC report
Thu, 15th Dec 2022
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advanced persistent threat protection
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The GCSB's NCSC has released its annual Cyber Threat Report, highlighting the impact of global competition and cyber defence capabilities.
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Large cyber attack targets several government organisations
Wed, 7th Dec 2022
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breach prevention
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cybersecurity
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New-Zealand IT MSP suffers cyber-incident, affecting government agencies. Data held by Mercury IT NZ blocked. Investigations underway.
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iSANZ ceremony recognises Aotearoa's efforts for 2022
Wed, 2nd Nov 2022
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cybersecurity
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cios
Various cybersecurity professionals, firms and initiatives were honoured at last night's Information Security Awards of New Zealand (iSANZ).
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NCSC feed: Advantage adds a local flavour to international security solution
Thu, 1st Sep 2022
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With so many people working from home, the corporate firewall has less relevance when it comes to protecting roaming users.