News and information from the Advent IM team.

New cyber guidelines to safeguard construction sector

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) have launched new sector-specific cyber security guidance pitched at small and medium-sized businesses operating in the construction industry. The Cyber security for construction businesses guide has not been compiled in response to any specific threat, but rather is a reflection of the […]

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NCSC Warns UK Of Russian Cyberattacks Amid Ukraine Crisis

British firms urged to bolster cybersecurity resilience by the UK’s NCSC, as the Russian threat increases amid tense Ukraine standoff British organsisations have been warned to prepare their cyberdefences in light of the worsening geopolitical situation in the Ukraine. The warning from GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) makes clear the need for UK organisations […]

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Hackers targeted thousands of online retailers to steal credit card details

Over 4,000 online retailers have been warned that their websites had been hacked by cybercriminals trying to steal customers’ payment information and other personal information. In total, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has identified a total of 4,151 retailers that had been compromised by hackers attempting to exploit vulnerabilities on checkout pages to divert […]

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NCSC: Ransomware the Most Significant Cyber Threat Facing the UK

The National Cyber Security Centre says that ransomware is now potentially as harmful as state-sponsored espionage. According to the DCMS Cyber Security Breaches Survey published in March, 39% of all UK businesses (2.3m) reported a cyber breach or attack in 2020/21. The report revealed that the onslaught of ransomware attacks shows no sign in easing […]

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UK government proposes new rules for digital supply chain security

Proposals could see IT service providers legally required to adhere to the NCSC’s Cyber Assessment Framework, among other things The UK government has unveiled plans to boost the cyber security of the country’s digital supply chains with a series of measures that could include mandating IT service providers to adhere to the National Cyber Security […]

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