Latest Opportunities

CyberUK 2020 Sponsorship Packages Available

Published on: 20 Feb, 2020

As has been previously announced, the NCSC is hosting its annual flagship event, CYBERUK, in Wales in 2020.

The event will take place at the International Convention Centre, Wales on 19-20 May 2020. This event would not be the success it is without genuine collaboration and the support of our industry partners.

As a previous sponsor or exhibitor you will be aware of the range of opportunities available to suit every budget. Sponsoring CYBERUK puts you front of mind of the most senior and valuable leaders and professionals in cyber security; and you will position your company as a thought leader on the issues that delegates are discussing. Many sponsorship packages also include exhibition space, allowing you to continue the conversation with delegates during formal breaks and between sessions.

We are currently unable to release the full sponsorship and exhibitor brochure for CYBERUK 2020 due to the pre-election period, which limits announcements made by government departments.

To discuss available packages in more detail, please contact the Sponsorship and Exhibition Team on cyberuk-sponsorship@brayleino.co.uk or call 0117 906 4554.

The deadline for registering for our main content sponsorship packages is Wednesday 11 December.

CYBERUK Sponsorship and Exhibition Team

NDEC Industry Showcase – Event: 25 Feb 2020

Published on: 19 Feb, 2020

We would be delighted if you could join us for the NDEC Showcase Event Industry Day which will be taking place on Tuesday February 25th in Ebbw Vale.

This event represents the opening of the initial National Digital Exploitation Centre capability, following the announcement made in January 2019.

The day will provide an opportunity for you to view and understand more about the unique and innovative cyber security capability that is currently being developed in Ebbw Vale.

In addition, progress to date and insights into the future vision of the NDEC will be provided. The Marketplace will play host to a number of key industry partners, SME’s and suppliers on the day.

To register and find out more please follow our Eventbrite link:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ndec-showcase-industry-tickets-89053817365

DCMS UK’s most innovative Cyber SME Competition – Deadline: 20 Mar 2020

Published on: 19 Feb, 2020

DCMS have today launched a competition in collaboration with Infosecurity Magazine & Tech UK to find the the UK’s most innovative Cyber SME. The competition, in its 6th year now, offers the winner headline position at the DCMS Innovation Zone at Infosec Europe this coming June as well as industry press coverage at the event. A further 13 runners-up are invited to exhibit in the Innovation Zone as well as to speak at thought leadership slots within the event’s Cyber Innovation Showcase.
The competition previously took the form of a live pitching event but this year we have moved to an online-only application, shifting the resources we would normally focus on the pitching event to the exhibition itself, where we intend to have a networking event in the Innovation Zone.
Please encourage qualifying companies within your clusters and networks to apply at: https://cyberexchange.uk.net/#/news/1102. Happy to answer any questions you may have.

Full Winners’ Benefits

  • The winner will be crowned The Most Innovative Cyber SME 2020 and be the flagship company at the 2020 Cyber Innovation Zone at Infosecurity Europe with a headline position in marketing materials and first choice of location within the zone.
  • The winner will be the subject of a feature piece by Infosecurity Magazine to be conducted at the exhibition.
  • The top three companies will receive individual coverage on Cyber Exchange announcing the winners of the competition.
  • The winner and 13 runners up will receive a 3m2 shell-scheme stand. This will include spotlights, power socket, table & stools, literature rack, access to one-to-one meeting space and a lead scanner. Additional stand dressing may be purchased.
  • The winner will receive 3x speaking slots of 15 minutes each at the Cyber Innovation Showcase during the event. The 13 runners up will receive 2x speaking slots of 15 minutes each at the Cyber Innovation Showcase during the event.
  • Pre-event support. This will include a dedicated logo and company description at infosecurityeurope.com as well as promotion of the 2x speaking slots, non-exclusive inclusion in pre-event marketing emails and inclusion in social media promotion. You’ll get a mention and logo in the event catalogue, within a full page advert for the Cyber Innovation Zone. You’ll also get a video interview at the show to be posted on Infosecurity Europe’s Website and YouTube channel.

SANS Institute Training in Manchester – Events: 24 – 29 Feb 2020

Published on: 14 Feb, 2020

Following the success of the SANS Training in Cardiff in September, the Institute is following up with 5 Cyber Security Training courses in Manchester, easily accessible for members of the North Wales Cyber Security Clusters.

SANS is recognised around the world as the best place to develop the deep, hands-on cyber security skills most needed right now. Join us for SANS Manchester February 2020 for immersion training that will provide you with the skills to defend your organisation against security breaches and prevent future attacks.

Courses:

SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style
SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling
SEC545: Cloud Security Architecture and Operations
SEC555: SIEM with Tactical Analytics
SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking

Our mission at SANS is to deliver cutting-edge information security knowledge and skills to all students in order to protect people and assets At the heart of everything we do is the SANS Promise: Students will be able to use the new skills they have learned as soon as they return to work. See that promise in action at SANS Manchester February 2020.

To book on one of these courses go to https://www.sans.org/event/manchester-february-2020

Doing Business with the US DoD – Event: 31 Mar 2020

Published on: 13 Feb, 2020

As part of our on-going commitment to making UK SMEs aware of events, activities and opportunities that might encourage and facilitate overseas defence/security business. I am pleased to draw your attention to the ‘Doing Business with the US Department of Defence’ event taking place on 31 March 2020.

Pre-registration is required for 31 March 2020.

Further details of this event are contained in the attached flyer. If you have any questions please do not reply to this email but direct them to:

Laurence Goodwin Laurence.goodwin@trade.gov.uk
Or
Taj Chhina tajinder.chhina@trade.gov.uk

Regards,

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Teresa Earl | SME Adviser | Defence & Security Organisation |
Department for International Trade | 3 Whitehall Place | London SW1A 2AW
|T: +44 (0)20 7215 8247 (Tues & Weds) | M: +44 (0)7775826340 (Mon 0900-1500 & Thurs 0900-1400)
E- mail: Teresa.earl@trade.gov.uk

HutXero 6 Programme – Deadline: 15 Mar 2020

Published on: 12 Feb, 2020

HutZero (link: www.hutzero.co.uk) is the leading early-stage entrepreneur 5-day bootcamp which helps participants to get their business idea off the ground. It is a free programme designed to support individuals at the very start of their entrepreneurial journey.

What makes HutZero unique? The programme specialises in cybersecurity. It supports entrepreneurs in areas such as IoT, privacy, compliance, cyber training platforms and other products that secure our digital economy. To date, ten cybersecurity startups have been created by HutZero participants.

The key dates for the next HutZero 6 programme are:

Programme: 27-April to 1-May 2020
Application Deadline: 15-March 2020
Application Link: https://www.f6s.com/hutzero6/apply

The HutZero programme is run by CyLon (link: www.cylonlab.com) and CSIT (link: https://www.qub.ac.uk/ecit/CSIT/). CSIT is a global innovation hub for cybersecurity and CyLon finds, grows and invests in the best-emerging companies. Since CyLon was founded in 2015, its portfolio of 102 companies has grown to a collective valuation of over £400m. Companies such as Tessian, Immersive Labs are just a few CyLon alumni which have gone on to raise series B investment rounds.
 
Make sure you apply before 15 March!

IEEE International Conference on Cyber Warfare & Security (ICCWS) – Event: 31 Mar 2020

Published on: 12 Feb, 2020

Allow me to share a conference event plan with you (31st March to 2nd April, Islamabad, Pakistan.

The three days conference titled IEEE International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ICCWS) will run from 31st March to 2nd April in Islamabad, Pakistan.

The event will include a focused Technical Program with paper presentations, keynotes and invited talks on its 1st day (Paper submission date extended to 15th February).
The 2nd day will feature an Industrial Exhibition where national/international companies and R&D Labs will showcase their cyber security related research/ products/ services.

Participation of many local as well as international cyber security companies is anticipated (more info available at www.nccs.pk/conference The event will provide healthy business networking, marketing and collaboration opportunities.

In addition, we are holding International Cyber Security Ideas Cup on 3rd day of ICCWS-2020 in which ambitious students and start-ups will participate and pitch their innovative ideas.

The competition is open to international participant and we would encourage ideas submissions from your partner HEIs/Institutions. (More details available at: http://www.nccs.pk/activities/ideas-cup)

Additional Links given below

NB: The call for papers date has been extended until 15th Feb

French software company is looking for partners

Published on: 6 Feb, 2020

A French software editor operating in the field of cybersecurity (application security) is looking for partners in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector.

The partners will help their clients who need support in mastering the cyber risk of the software applications they develop or outsource. The partnership will be a services agreement.

The company is a start-up established in 2017. The founders are specialists in cybersecurity and code auditing thanks several years of experience in this field.

The French company has developed an innovative software: a new generation source code scanner. This innovative tool is used for smart detection of vulnerabilities in the source code of software developments.

The French company would like to find partners such as services provider who can promote and install its innovative source code scanner for applications editors, integrators, services providers through a services agreement.

For more information go to https://een.ec.europa.eu/tools/services/PRO/Profile/Detail/751311fe-2f55-4ea0-902b-874c7a58c2f5

Welsh Government Stand at CyberUK 2020 – Deadline: 19 Feb 2020

Published on: 4 Feb, 2020

Due to limited availability, completion of this form does not guarantee an automatic allocation. All received applications will be considered based on the information that is provided. Please ensure that any relevant supplementary information is provided along with your submission.

If you are interested in attending please note that your allocated space has to be manned for the full duration on all days that the event is open to the public.

Please note that all delegates will be subject to confirmation from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

Please return your form to Derfel.Jones@gov.wales by Wednesday 19 February.

We are looking for companies who wish to co-exhibit on the Welsh Governments’ stand at a cost of £500 + VAT which will include:

* A company logo, narrative and graphic on the stand itself
* A small storage cupboard suitable for 1 A4 box of literature
* Power socket to run a laptop
* Placement of 1 piece of literature on the stand
* 1 x Exhibitor Pass

The actual space available for each co-exhibitor will be determined following the design of the stand.

Please note: if you are successful and you are represented on the Wales stand, you will be asked to provide ALL details of contacts made, ALL deals you are progressing and details of orders won from the event.

ECSO Cyber Matchmaking Event, Brussels – Deadline: 23 March 2020

Published on: 24 Jan, 2020

The European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) and the EIT Digital Accelerator have the pleasure of inviting you to the Brussels edition of the Cyber Investor Days, taking place on 13-14 May 2020 in Brussels, Belgium.

During the 7th edition of the ECSO cybersecurity matchmaking event, the promising European cybersecurity startups and SMEs will have a chance to pitch their innovative cybersecurity solutions and hold B2B meetings with the leading investors and integrators from Europe and beyond.

For the European cybersecurity startups and SMEs

To be selected for the event and the pitch session, the Europe-based cybersecurity startups and SMEs are invited to complete the application (available here) and submit it to the ECSO Working Group 4 Secretariat (wg4_secretariat@ecs-org.eu).

Deadline: Monday, 23 March 2020, midnight CET. More information about the application process can be found here.

For investors and integrators

The registration platform for the investors and integrators will be soon available. Questions related to investors and integrators participation at the Cyber Investor Days in Brussels should be addressed to Danilo D’Elia (danilo.delia@ecs-org.eu) or Milda Kaklauskaitė (milda.kaklauskaite@ecs-org.eu).

If you would like to learn more about the previous editions of the ECSO cybersecurity matchmaking events, the report is available on the ECSO website, here.

ST David’s Day Reception, Brussells – Event: 4 March 2020

Published on: 22 Jan, 2020

In 2018, no less than 13 organisations from the Cyber Wales Ecosystem (10 companies and 3 universities) made the trip to Brussels to help the Welsh Government team celebrate St David’s Day.

Also during the day Cyber Wales signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with B-Hive, a European collaborative innovation fintech platform that brings together major banks, insurers and market infrastructure players.

Welsh Government team are organising another St David’s Day event and are inviting Welsh companies to come to Belgium and celebrate in style.

They can cover the costs of travel and accommodation for two people so, on a first come first served basis, they’d like to invite you and other representatives of Cyber Wales to come to Brussels for two days and they’ll put a programme together for you to meet with contacts such as Beehive, LSEC, ECSO, DIT, Wallonia Cyber Representatives commercial/infrastructure representatives etc to see if there are opportunities to work with them.

This will work around their annual St David’s Day reception in the British Residence on 4th March – so potential itinerary would look like:

Wednesday 4th  March

AM  travel to Brussels

PM – meetings

Evening – attend St David’s Day Reception

Thursday 5th March

AM – meetings

PM – travel back to Wales

Please could you let Ruth Stockley (ruth.stockley@gov.wales) know if you would be interested and available to come out to Brussels for this trip as soon as possible.

SDTaP Demonstrators, Cyber Security Challenges in the IoT, Cardiff Briefing – Event: 25 Feb 2020

Published on: 20 Jan, 2020

Up to £4 million to fund demonstrator projects addressing cyber security for IoT systems. The Internet of Things is now an everyday part of our lives, but with all its benefits comes greater cyber security risks and threats.

Innovate UK and UK Research and Innovation are launching a competition for the second round / Phase 2 of business-led demonstrators addressing cyber security challenges in the Internet of Things.

Come along to a briefing event to hear more about the aims and objectives of the call, and more details on the scope, eligibility and how to apply.

This competition is part of the Programme ‘Securing Digital Technologies at the Periphery’ (SDTaP) funded by UKRI’s Strategic Priorities Fund. It aims to ensure that the Internet of Things systems are safe and secure, particularly as more critical applications emerge meaning there is increased vulnerability to broader, more sophisticated cyber-threats. Effective solutions need to combine cyber and physical safety and security with human behaviour, influence new regulatory response and validate and demonstrate novel approaches. The competition is expected to cover themes such as cyber-resilience in the context of critical infrastructures and secure capabilities in resource-constrained environments.

Note that this context is only indicative, NOT to be used for proposal preparation as it is subject to change pending the official publication of the competition here.

Briefing Events

London 4 February 2020
– Manchester – 20 February 2020
Cardiff – 25 February 2020

Cannot attend in Person?

The event in London on 4 February 2020 will be filmed, live streamed and recorded for those who are unable to attend. To register for the online webcast click here.

International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ICCWS) – Event: 31 Mar 2020

Published on: 7 Jan, 2020

National Centre for Cyber Security (NCCS) is an R&D initiative of Government of Pakistan to promote research and human resource development in the fields of Cyber Security. NCCS in technical co-sponsorship and joint collaboration with IEEE Islamabad Section (R-10) is organizing a three days conference event, i.e. ICCWS-2020; to invite researchers and practitioners around the World to share their original research ideas and experiences related to the state-of-the-art as well as the emerging areas of Cyber Security.

ICCWS-2020 will include high-quality and focused technical program on Cyber Security with keynote talks from prominent industry and academia experts. The conference will also feature an attractive Lab-to-Market Event aimed at industry practitioners, vendors and local start-up companies.

IMPORTANT DATES:
Paper Submission Deadline: 31st January 2020
Notification of Acceptance: 29th February 2020
Camera Ready Submission: 22nd March 2020

HOW TO SUBMIT THE PAPER: Please submit your papers at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iccs2020

UK Cyber Forum Update – 22 December 2019

Published on: 22 Dec, 2019

Good afternoon

Here are some opportunities which may be of interest to you:

Survey to scope an accreditation scheme for SME cyber security consultancy

Short Notice – needed by 8th January

IASME have been asked by NCSC to scope a proposal for accrediting independent cyber security consultants to provide advice to Sole Traders and SMEs.  The advice would be associated with proactively protecting themselves against commodity-level cyber threats.  The timeframe for this work is extremely tight and so we need responses to this short questionnaire by 8th January 2020.

Currently, the NCSC’s Certified Cyber Security Consultancy scheme focuses on providing services to large organisations that have complex IT systems which may be targeted by bespoke attacks, the impact of which would be significant. However, it does not provide an accredited service to protect SMEs and Sole Traders.

As you know, lots of SMEs need advice and guidance on the wider cyber security issues but at the moment there is no way they can differentiate between knowledgeable consultants and those who are just selling snake oil. The government has recognised that there needs to be a trusted, regulated set of advisors / consultants who know what they are talking about and who are suitable for SMEs.  This will then allow SMEs to find proper advice from organisations like you.

Our aim is to scope out a scheme which would be achievable and affordable for the smallest of cyber security consultancy to attain the NCSC certified consultant accreditation and be officially recognised as giving trusted advice.

If your customers include SMEs and/or Sole Traders, please could you help us better understand the needs of these groups by completing this survey: https://www.survio.com/survey/d/supplierssurvey

We would also value the opportunity to talk to you in more detail about this.  There is an opportunity to take part in a short interview, details are at the end of the survey.

We would also like to get the views of as many SME and Sole Trader businesses as possible.  If you deal with any SMEs, we would be most grateful if you could forward the following email to them by your normal channels:

________Start of Message________

We have been asked to contact you, to enquire if you would be prepared to take part in a national survey on the availability of cyber security advisory services.  The timeframe for this work is extremely tight and so we need responses to this short questionnaire by 8th January 2020.

The survey is being conducted by The IASME Consortium Ltd on behalf of the government department for cyber security, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).  Its aim is to understand if there is a need for a government accredited cyber security consultancy service for businesses like yours.

The survey should only take 5 – 10 minutes of your time.  If you are willing to take part, please complete the survey by following this link: https://www.survio.com/survey/d/userneedssurvey

All information will be treated as confidential.

If you have any questions, please contact IASME on 0330 882 752 or info@iasme.co.uk

Many thanks in advance for your help with this.

<Your name>

________End of Message________

Many thanks in advance for your help with this.  Please let IASME know if you have any questions or concerns (info@iasme.co.uk)

ISACA building business resilience briefing paper

If you would like a copy of the ISACA building business resilience briefing paper and ACCA’s survey results, in relation to the Cyber Resilience Workshop 3 that was held with the support of ISACA at Aston University on 11th November please let me know and I will email it over (info@ukcybersecurityforum.com)

GISEC 2020 – DIT Pavilion

Expressions of interest by 10 January 2020

The Department for International Trade will for a third year running take a stand at the Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC) in Dubai from 6 – 8 April 2020. We are inviting expressions of interest from UK companies who would be interested in exhibiting on the DIT pavilion by 10 January 2020.

Companies are advised to submit expressions of interest as soon as possible as places are very limited.

Companies exhibiting on the UK pavilion will benefit from:

  • A ‘pod’ exhibition stand on the UK Pavilion
  • Introductions from DIT staff, to delegates visiting the exhibition.
  • An advance briefing from embassy staff on doing business in the UAE
  • Inclusion in UK marketing material, including a Pavilion brochure
  • Promotion to local and international media

How to sign up 
DIT will charge companies a fee of £3500 + VAT to exhibit on the pavilion and benefit from the other activities organised.
This does not include travel, accommodation and visa costs.
Expressions of interest should include:

  • A brief introduction to your company.
  • An indication of your key target sectors and markets.
  • An overview of recent activities in the Gulf region and any future plans.
  • An overview of the capability you plan to exhibit/ export to the region.

For further information and to register your interest please contact  Mohamed Ali
cyber@trade.gov.uk, +44 207 215 2870

The deadline for expressions of interest is 10 January 2020.  We will aim to respond to all applications by 7 February 2020

Representation on Cyber Growth Partnership

Melanie Oldham, CEO of Bobs Business, has been invited by DCMS to join the Cyber Growth Partnership to represent SMEs at that forum.  If you would like her to raise anything on your behalf then please do let her know via melanie@bobsbusiness.co.uk

Up to 15 Studentships available at: EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (Cyber Security)

Deadline: 6th January 2020 

https://cybersecurity-cdt.ac.uk/ 

The Universities of Bath and Bristol offer a unique interdisciplinary EPSRC centre for doctoral training (CDT) in Cyber Security to tackle trust, identity, privacy and security (TIPS) issues in the large-scale, hyper-connected infrastructures of the present and the future.

Students gain hands-on experience of realistic large-scale infrastructures in our state-of-the-art critical infrastructure and Internet of Things test-bed – one of the few facilities of its kind internationally.  Industrial placements and masterclasses delivered by leading academic and industry figures are offered to students.

We are seeking to recruit students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds including (but not limited to): computer science, psychology, management, electrical and electronics engineering, civil engineering, criminology and social sciences. The most critical requirement is a passion for cyber security and the desire to make our connected world secure and hence safe.

If you have or expect to gain at least a 2.1, are willing to work across disciplinary boundaries and inform your research from different perspectives, we offer fully funded studentships for 4 years  (£18,000 tax free stipend per year, fees and £2500 per year for related travel).

Happy Christmas from us all at UK Cyber Security Forum! We hope 2020 is a happy year for you and your families!

Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC), Florida – Event: 11-14 May 2020

Published on: 10 Dec, 2019

SOFIC is a leading Industry Conference & Exhibition in the USA focusing Special Operations Forces (SOF) providing a unique platform to engage with the US and international SOF community on a vast range of capabilities and products.

This event gives unrivalled access to the complete range of US Special forces with links to the Department of Defense (DoD) within the US Market. In addition to this, SOFIC offers live demonstrations, networking and close engagement with exhibitors whilst also attracting a considerable number of international attendance

DIT DSO has successfully coordinated the UK Pavilion at the event for a number of years with positive feedback from attending UK companies.

We currently have 12 spaces available to exhibit (£3,500 + VAT)

For further information and to express an interest to be part of the UK pavilion for this show, please do not hesitate to contact me on my email address which is Laurence.goodwin@trade.gov.uk or speak with any of my colleagues below:-

Mark Goldby
mark.goldby@trade.gov.uk
0207 215 8362
Assistant Head Americas

Laurence Goodwin
laurence.goodwin@trade.gov.uk
0207 215 8185
USA Desk Officer

Dominic McNeice
dominic.mcneice@trade.gov.uk
0207 215 8195
Team Leader Events & Exhibitions

Antony Fletcher
Antony.Fletcher104@mod.gov.uk
01 202-802-4999
US Embassy Washington DC

Capt James Pugh
UK British Army Adviser
Adam Thomas
adam.thomas@trade.gov.uk
0207 215 8467
Media/Press

NCSC Blog on Parked Domains

Published on: 26 Jun, 2019

NCSC have published a blog reminding organisations that they should apply DMARC on any domains they own but no longer use, as those “parked” domains can still be spoofed.

The blog can be found here: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/blog-post/protecting-parked-domains

Call for Partners from NW ROCU

Published on: 2 Jun, 2019

Do you want to help us protect people from cyber crime?
We’re looking for like-minded individuals to spread the word as widely as they can about the latest scams, threats and advice. That way the region can become more clued up about cyber crime, and together we can make the North West safer online.

It could be that you work for an organisation and are able to persuade your communications team to support a marketing campaign either on your staff intranet or public facing website.

Maybe you are from an IT/Cyber company and you want to ensure the advice you are giving your customers and suppliers about new threats is up to date.

It might just be that you are able to share any messaging we give you on your social media platforms.

Perhaps you are part of a business networking group like a Chamber of Commerce and you are able to share information with your members.

Whatever it is, we’d like to know how you can help and we’re always open to ideas.

So what does it involve?

The first thing we want to do is share information with you about a forthcoming campaign taking place on the 7th June (eeek!) around Phishing e-mails. We have pre-written content which could be used within a newsletter, intranet or website. This is accompanied by social media posts and graphics with its own campaign hashtag. We’d like as many partners as possible to sign up and pledge to support the campaign. We’d need to know what you are able to do to show your support, for example, ‘shared the messages on twitter, our account has XXXX followers’ or ‘created a page on our staff intranet page which reaches XXX employees’. Sending us this feedback through is vital in order for us to show the reach of this work.

How often will I receive information?

How long is a piece of string? In the world of cyber, things move very fast and are always changing. One month we might only contact you once with a new marketing campaign theme around a specific issue. The next month there might be two or three new threats to tell you about. But we promise not to bombard you, and if you change your mind about receiving stuff from us you can always un-subscribe.

How to you get involved?

Simply click on the text below to show your support, then we’ll create a mailing list and add you onto it.

Yes please i’d like to support NW ROCU

Free CNR Reporting Service from NCSC – Open

Published on: 12 Jul, 2018

Please note the information below from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) about the CERT-UK Network Reporting (CNR) Service which, in case you are not aware, is another free NCSC tool.

This is available for any organisation on Cyber Security Information Sharing Partnership (CiSP), so unlike the Active Cyber Defence tools (which are only available for public sector bodies), the CNR service is for public & private sector bodies. NCSC promotes use of the service to CiSP members as another tool in an organisation’s defence armoury.

The CNR service scans for network abuse events on an organisation’s network, as well as vulnerable network services on an organisation’s Internet-facing services.

No infrastructure changes are required. An organisation just needs to be a member of CiSP to use the service, and then to provide its IP addresses/registered domain names, plus an up-to-date contact, which NCSC will send reports to, if we see any network abuse events or vulnerable network services on the organisation’s network.

An organisation can cease using the service at any time; however, we encourage CiSP members to use the service to help strengthen the overall cyber resilience of UK networks.

Information provided by Anna Lewis, Cyber Resilience Manager, Welsh Government, 0300 025 1948

NCSC GDPR Guidance

Published on: 15 Jun, 2018

Two pieces of GDPR guidance for cyber security professionals that have been published on the NCSC website:

1. Information page: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and what it means for cyber security. www.ncsc.gov.uk/GDPR

2. Guidance: A set of technical security outcomes considered to represent appropriate measures under the GDPR. Developed jointly by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and NCSC. www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/gdpr-security-outcomes

Many thanks and kind regards,

Eva Ignatuschtschenko
Policy Lead – Behaviour Change
Cyber Security Incentives & Regulation, DCMS

New Anti-Phishing Guidance Published (Defending Your Organisation)

Published on: 25 Feb, 2018

The NCSC has published new “Phishing Attacks: Defending Your Organisation” guidance today help organisations consider their approach to email phishing attacks.
You can read the full guidance here and our public blog from Emma W here​
It’s worth taking a look, as it’s a stepchange in our guidance on tackling phishing.  As part of this we’re suggesting that training staff in your organisation isn’t enough – there needs to be a multi-layered defence built in beyond relying on end user awareness and behaviour.
In particular, you’ll spot that we’re stepping back from recommending some of the off-the-shelf phishing click training packages. They’re expensive and not always effective. The new guidance has details on what to suggest to customers instead.