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Cyber Security Veteran Joins iProov Advisory Board

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 4:00pm

b'iProov, the leading provider of face authentication technology, today announced that Paul King has joined its advisory board.\nKing spent 27 years at Cisco, most recently as Chief Security Officer, Cisco UK.

Key Points: 
  • b'iProov, the leading provider of face authentication technology, today announced that Paul King has joined its advisory board.\nKing spent 27 years at Cisco, most recently as Chief Security Officer, Cisco UK.
  • He has been an influential member of many cyber security industry bodies, including the Advisory Group on Internet Security at Europol\xe2\x80\x99s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI), the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), and INTERPOL Specialists Group on Crimes Against Children.\nHe brings extensive knowledge and experience of researching global cyber risks and detecting threats from nation states and criminal networks.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cThe protection of identity verification on the internet is of the utmost importance to society and iProov is at the forefront of using AI to combat cyber attacks in this critical area.
  • I\xe2\x80\x99m very pleased to be joining the team.\xe2\x80\x9d\n"We\xe2\x80\x99re honored that Paul has joined the iProov mission to bring trust to the internet,\xe2\x80\x9d said Andrew Bud, CEO of iProov.

Vocera Earns Cyber Essentials Plus Certification in the United Kingdom

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 1:00pm

Cyber Essentials Plus is the highest level of security certification within the Cyber Essentials program that is endorsed by the United Kingdom Government to demonstrate an organisation has appropriate protections against the most common cyber threats.

Key Points: 
  • Cyber Essentials Plus is the highest level of security certification within the Cyber Essentials program that is endorsed by the United Kingdom Government to demonstrate an organisation has appropriate protections against the most common cyber threats.
  • Earning the Cyber Essentials Plus Certification underscores our focus on the highest levels of security and service.
  • Vocera achieved Cyber Essential Plus Certification through the IASME consortium , an accreditation body appointed by the UK governments National Cyber Security Centre.
  • Vocera and the Vocera logo are trademarks of Vocera Communications, Inc. registered in the United States and other jurisdictions.

Vocera Earns Cyber Essentials Plus Certification in the United Kingdom

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 1:00pm

Cyber Essentials Plus is the highest level of security certification within the Cyber Essentials program that is endorsed by the United Kingdom Government to demonstrate an organization has appropriate protections against the most common cyber threats.

Key Points: 
  • Cyber Essentials Plus is the highest level of security certification within the Cyber Essentials program that is endorsed by the United Kingdom Government to demonstrate an organization has appropriate protections against the most common cyber threats.
  • Earning the Cyber Essentials Plus Certification underscores our focus on the highest levels of security and service.
  • Vocera achieved Cyber Essential Plus Certification through the IASME consortium , an accreditation body appointed by the UK governments National Cyber Security Centre.
  • Vocera and the Vocera logo are trademarks of Vocera Communications, Inc. registered in the United States and other jurisdictions.

KnowBe4’s Security Awareness Essentials Certified in Association With the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 1:00pm

Tampa Bay, FL, Nov. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KnowBe4, the provider of the worlds largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced that its Security Awareness Essentials course is now certified in association with the UKs National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC, formerly GCHQ).

Key Points: 
  • Tampa Bay, FL, Nov. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KnowBe4, the provider of the worlds largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced that its Security Awareness Essentials course is now certified in association with the UKs National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC, formerly GCHQ).
  • Having our Security Awareness Essentials course, developed by one of our subsidiaries the Security Awareness Company, certified by the National Cyber Security Centre is a big step toward spreading more security awareness to end users throughout the UK, said Steve Graham, SVP of Operations for UK & I, KnowBe4.
  • The Security Awareness Essentials course covers the basics that everyone should know when it comes to passwords and social engineering attacks such as phishing.
  • For more information on cybersecurity training offered by the National Cyber Security Centre, visit https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/certified-training .

Garrison Appoints Former NCSC Head and Cybersecurity Veteran, Ciaran Martin, as Advisor

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 2:44pm

London based cybersecurity company, Garrison , has today appointed the outgoing head of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Ciaran Martin to its Advisory Board.

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  • London based cybersecurity company, Garrison , has today appointed the outgoing head of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Ciaran Martin to its Advisory Board.
  • Following a distinguished career as a civil servant with the UK Government, Ciaran was brought in to set up and lead the NCSC in 2016 as its first Chief Executive.
  • Ciaran Martin, said, When it came to looking at the cybersecurity companies that would be a good fit for me, Garrison was the clear choice and Im delighted to come on board.
  • Garrison is pioneering a new technological paradigm in the field of cybersecurity a system architecture known as hardsec that has emerged from security research within the UK National Security sector.

DHS Cyber Chief Chris Krebs and New NSA Cybersecurity Director Anne Neuberger Join Israel and UK Cyber Leaders at 10th Annual Billington CyberSecurity Summit

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 5:45pm

special cyber relationship with Ciaran Martin, CEO of the United Kingdom's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

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  • special cyber relationship with Ciaran Martin, CEO of the United Kingdom's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).
  • This much-anticipated dialogue highlights one of many pressing topics to be debated by leaders from the U.S. military, federal agencies and industry, plus international allies, at the 10th Annual Billington CyberSecurity Summit, now celebrating its first decade as the world's leading government cybersecurity forum.
  • The summit, which is close to selling out, has grown in response to demand.
  • For a run-down of topics to be discussed, and a list of government, military and industry speakers, click on the following link:

UK Firms at Significant Risk From Targeted Ransomware, Warns Cybersecurity Experts Comtact Ltd

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 1:00pm

LONDON, June 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --UK firms are significantly underestimating the risk of cyber attack with the rise of targeted ransomware, advises specialist Cyber Security service provider Comtact Ltd.

Key Points: 
  • LONDON, June 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --UK firms are significantly underestimating the risk of cyber attack with the rise of targeted ransomware, advises specialist Cyber Security service provider Comtact Ltd.
  • Following advisories issued by The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in November 2018, there has been a growing trend towards more targeted ransomware attacks, with cyber criminals adopting a more targeted approach.
  • Joe Bertnick, Chief Technical Officer, Comtact Ltd. explains, "Previously, ransomware has been thought of as a mass market attack.
  • Real-life cyber stories: (The Ransomware Heist) Mid-sized UK law firm, 2m ransom paid
    "Law firms represent a highly-prized target.

Cyber security: Government efforts lack clear political leadership

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 12:05am

Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy publishes report on UK’s critical national infrastructure

Key Points: 
  • The Report on Cyber Security of the UKs Critical National Infrastructure says the UKs CNI is a natural target for a major cyber attack because of its importance to daily life and the economy.
  • Major cyber attacks are categorised by the Government as a top-tier threat to national security.
  • Major cyber attack on theUK is a matter of when, not if
    The head of the National Cyber Security Centre has said that a major cyber attack on the United Kingdom is a matter of when, not if.
  • We are struck by the absence of political leadership at the centre of Government in responding to this top-tier national security threat.

Cyber security: Government efforts lack clear political leadership

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 12:04am

Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy publishes report on UK’s critical national infrastructure

Key Points: 
  • The Report on Cyber Security of the UKs Critical National Infrastructure says the UKs CNI is a natural target for a major cyber attack because of its importance to daily life and the economy.
  • Major cyber attacks are categorised by the Government as a top-tier threat to national security.
  • Major cyber attack on theUK is a matter of when, not if
    The head of the National Cyber Security Centre has said that a major cyber attack on the United Kingdom is a matter of when, not if.
  • We are struck by the absence of political leadership at the centre of Government in responding to this top-tier national security threat.