The National Cyber Security Centre, the UK Government’s top cyber security agency, defeats around 10 attacks a week – more than one a day. The majority of attacks are from ‘state-sponsored’ cyber actors.
The agency removed nearly 140,000 phishing sites from the UK and globally. It awarded nearly 10,000 Cyber Essentials Certificates – a ground breaking new certification scheme to help promote good cyber security hygiene and control standards in the UK.
However, to help counter this ever-growing threat. The NCSC has a strategy to help promote good practice:
“To improve information sharing with the cyber security industry, we are continuing to develop a suite of services which automate the processing and sharing of information and events. We have already launched a pilot that shares indicators of compromise with one of the UK’s leading internet service providers. This gives their customers better protection automatically at no extra cost.”
This drive and Government commitment to help improve cyber security will help construct a solid groundwork among cyber security practitioners that will help drive a new gold standard within the sector.