NIS compliance measures outlined so far are heavily weighted on reactive attack reporting rather than advising organisations on how to better shore up their perimeter with proactive defence solutions - risking tick-box approaches.
With increasing volume and sophistication of attacks by our usual adversaries, alongside commoditised pricing and IOT, what level of panic should we give our customers?
This week, the UK and US governments issued warnings about malicious cyber-activity carried out by the Russian government, but the biggest dangers are closer to home with insider threats a leading risk says new research.
News Feature: The cyber threat to UK business 2017-2018 report jointly launched this week by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the National Crime Agency(NCA) highlights the extent of the threats faced by the UK.
It is a matter of "When, not if" a major cyber-attack on the UK will happen says Ciaran Martin, head of the NCSC. This statement raises the prospect of huge disruptions to the British government and critical infrastructure.
UK government body, the NCSC has issued a letter warning against agencies using software from "hostile" states - which again hits Kaspersky Lab, following US government ban - but considered safe for general public.
The head of the UK GCHQ's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) on Wednesday accused Russia of staging attacks on critical infrastructure and other sectors within the past year.
"Digital is the new frontline of national security, commented Rob Norris in response to reports of GCHQ head Jeremy Fleming describing how keeping the UK safe from cyber-attacks is now as important as fighting terrorism.
Last Thursday saw the official launch of the International Operation Technology Security Association (Iotsa) where John Noble, director of network management at the UK's NCSC called for industry cooperation and incident reporting.
NCSC annual review: 1,131 attacks reported - thus two significant attacks per day, with 590 classed as significant and more than 30 requiring a cross-government response - industry reaction varies.
We can expect to see a cyber-security incident at a category one level within the next few years. The government specifying what it will buy is an effective way of changing the market - Ian Levy, technical director, NCSC
Malicious hackers are taking advantage of broken internet infrastructure that could be fixed, said NCSC technical director Ian Levy in his keynote speech yesterday at CRESTCon & IISP Congress 2017.
In Case You Missed It: UK threat grows says NCSC, TalkTalk customers report fraud calls, HSBC customers being phished, NHS Wales breached, and the latest Web browser exploits.
The NCSC gathered an expert panel for the beginning of its CyberUK 2017 conference in Liverpool yesterday. SC Media UK's Tom Reeve was on hand to witness the debate.
Outgoing director of GCHQ, Robert Hannigan, tells the FT's Lionel Barber about the genesis of the National Cyber Security Centre and what he hopes it will achieve.
Ciaran Martin, chief executive of the NCSC said cyber-attacks will continue to evolve, which is why the UK public and private sectors must work together "at pace" to reduce the cyber-threat.
In Case You Missed It: Uni self-DDoSed; AI beats signature detection; Health sector targeted?; New UK nuclear cyber-strategy; NCSC officially opened.
The Queen officially opened the National Cyber Security Centre today amid hopes by the government that the new organisation will help make the UK the safest place in the world to do business.
MPs have lambasted the government for its slow approach to consolidating law enforcement agencies' cyber-attack and data breach response.
This week: the NCSC, Russian intelligence to decrypt internet traffic, (ba)d-link routers, ICO urges action on GDPR, and ATM malware gang member.
The UK's new National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) officially opens for business today as a public-facing part of GCHQ that acts as a focal point for the government to deliver authoritative advice on tackling cyber-security issues.
Boss of GCHQ and the new NCSC has revealed plans that the spy agencies are planning to partner with UK ISPs to use DNS filtering to curb cyber-attacks.
When it opens later this year, the UK's new national cyber centre (NCSC) will be collaborating with the Bank of England in regard to new cyber-security guidance for financial firms.