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Cloud
Ransomware attacks stabilise in April - NCC Group
The number of victims of ransomware attacks appears to have stabilised during April 2022, according to NCC Group. 
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Ransomware
A 52.89% increase in ransomware attacks compared to January
According to NCC Group's Strategic Threat Intelligence team, ransomware attacks increased by 52.89% compared to January. 
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Cloud
Ransomware attacks double in 2021, rise 93% - report
The findings build upon a gradual but noticeable rise in ransomware attacks since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
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Ransomware
ALPHV revealed as most advanced threat actor yet while ransomware attacks on the decline
Global cyber security and risk mitigation firm, NCC Group, has identified a considerable decrease in ransomware attacks in December 2021.
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NCC Group
NCC Group saves businesses from third-party vendor fallout
With Replicate & Recover, organisations can protect their business-critical assets against third-party vendor disruption and ensure that they can get back up and running quickly.
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Ransomware
Threefold increase in targeted ransomware attacks in 2021
"It is crucial for organisations to be proactive about their resilience."
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Cybersecurity
Organisations must pay off their post-pandemic cyber debt
Budget cuts, redundancies, delays to cyber resilience projects and increased remote working in the last 12 months could all have increased organisations' risk of a cyber attack in 2021.
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DDoS
Why organisations should wise up to the DDoS extortion trend
While it is essential to have a DDoS mitigation solution in place, it’s also important to test that it works as expected, writes NCC Group director of technical security consulting for Asia Pacific Tim Dillon.
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DDoS
How to secure your business against DDoS Attacks
With the upward trend of DDoS attacks this year, and an increased dependency on online channels across all industries, businesses need to be prepared, so they don’t suffer any disruption. 
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Breach Prevention
The three-pronged security approach that confronts security breaches head-on
Having these three processes working in tandem is key to cushioning the blow of a breach - which, if insufficiently protected, can take on average 279 days to contain and costs an average of almost US$4 million.
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Internet of Things
NCC Group chosen to help improve IoT security standards for all sectors
“At NCC Group, security is in our DNA and that's why we're excited to work with the ioXt Alliance in raising security standards within the IoT ecosystem."
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Cybersecurity
UK's cybersecurity laws 'crying out for reform'
"The Computer Misuse Act is crying out for reform. It needs to be future- and technology-proofed to ensure it can meet the challenges of protecting the embedded internet-based culture we all live in and depend on."
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Printers
Popular enterprise printers riddled with security risks
Researchers from NCC Group analysed different aspects of six mid-range enterprise printers manufactured by HP, Ricoh, Xerox, Lexmark, Kyocera, and Brother. 
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Managed security services
How a virtual CISO can become part of a managed security regime
Security-as-a service is a particularly compelling option for smaller businesses that perhaps do not yet have the resources to adequately maintain a cybersecurity regime internally.
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Phishing
How to stop phishing attacks – NCC Group
Far from becoming obsolete in the face of new cybersecurity software and systems, phishing is just as effective now as it always has been.
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Phishing
Extreme phishing: The rise of SMS scams & SMiShing around the globe
Like phishing, SMiShing are scams that encourage users to urgently click on a link or respond directly with their personal and sensitive details.
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Cybersecurity
UK security provider NCC Group sets up shop in Singapore
UK-based cyber security and risk mitigation provider NCC Group has opened a new office in Singapore as the company continues worldwide expansion.