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Interested in winning £10,000? 

If you are a bit of a cyber security whizz then visit www.cyber10k.trust to enter our competition.

To whet your appetite further read the press release below to find out more about the competition.
£10000 up for grabs with NCC Group's Cyber 10K competition. Seed investment programme launches for second year running. NCC Group is investing in the next generation of cyber security talent with the return of Cyber 10K. The competition, which was first run back in 2014, is designed to stimulate ...
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We have a new whitepaper titled "Password and brute-force mitigation policies" which provides advice for organisations and users to prevent user accounts being compromised by attackers utilising attacks against poor password choices.

You can get the whitepaper below.
The @NCCGroupInfosec team performs security assessments across many different sectors and technologies. Regardless of the system being assessed, one of the most common issues we identify pertains to the use of weak passwords – permitted by an inadequate password policy.
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Some clever ideas from the web performance team during the #webperf  hackathon in July
Back in January, we reported on the web performance hackathon we held late last year. It was a chance for our developers (and others) to unleash their creativity outside their normal working environment. By the end of it, we had not just a number of great concepts, but also some full, ...
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We've been speaking to the BBC again, this time about hacking - Click here to hack the network.

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Hacking for dummies - the BBC tries to find out what security researchers do all day.
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How loading JavaScript files can affect a web page's performance #webperf
You navigate to a web page, expecting to see today's special offers from your favourite retailer. Instead, you see a blank screen. You wait. And wait. But nothing happens. Eventually, you give up and decide to leave. It turns out that they had a synchronous script in their document head, ...
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Google’s #NoHacked initiative welcomed by NCC Group.

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Google's #NoHacked initiative welcomed by NCC Group. Google's #NoHacked web master security awareness campaign is back for a second year. It unveiled this year's messaging yesterday (27 July) on the Google Web Master Central Blog [a] in which, as a hyper-company (i.e. one with more users than ...
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Using custom web fonts on your site? Here's one way to avoid loading more characters than you need. #webperf  
Ever since it became feasible to use more than a limited range of web safe fonts, web designers have been merrily unleashing their creativity, using weird and wonderful typefaces without having to resort to imagery. And ever since then, the people who care about web performance have been trying ...
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How some #webperf  techniques can occasionally work against you
One of the things that makes web performance interesting is that one size doesn't always fit all. What works for one website won't necessarily be right for another. And while there are some performance optimisation techniques that you can implement with little fear of getting it wrong, ...
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BSides Manchester is back on 25th August and NCC Group will be a platinum sponsor once again. 

BSides gives security professionals the opportunity to share and grow their expertise with like-minded peers. The security community is a large network of very close individuals who love nothing better to come together over a drink and a workshop or two. 

Follow the link below to find out more and register to attend BSides Manchester.
Event date: 25 August 2015. BSides Manchester is back and NCC Group will be a platinum sponsor once again. BSides gives security professionals the opportunity to share and grow their expertise with like-minded peers. The security community is a large network of very close individuals who love ...
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Read the latest blog post from Ollie Whitehouse about the rise of the pro-active breach discovery: Hunter Teams.
Rise of the pro-active breach discovery: Hunter Teams. Organisations are maturing in their thinking. Over the course of the last couple of decades our approach to cyber security has, as you would expect, significantly matured and evolved. We can see this maturing in all facets, from governance ...
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Latest blog from +Gunter Ollmann is now on our website.

Read it by following the link below.
Should you whitelist your vulnerability scanning service provider? Unlike consultant-led penetration testing, periodic or continual vulnerability scanning programs have to operate harmoniously with a corporation's perimeter defenses. Firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, web proxies, ...
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NCC Group's research director Andy Davis talks to BBC Radio 4 about digital radio car hack.

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A UK-based security company shows the BBC how a digital-radio broadcast can be used to seize control of a car's computer systems.
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NCC Group is a leading global information assurance company, providing freedom from doubt that all critical material is available, protected, and operating as it should be at all times. Information assurance is delivered through escrow and verification, security testing, audit and compliance, software testing and web performance services.

As the cyber arms race and technology revolution continue to outpace the ability of organisations to cope with the plethora of security, performance and availability issues, we are best placed to help you manage the risk and limit the threat.

NCC Group’s services include security testing, audit & compliance, web performance & software testing and escrow & verification. Our services assure the quality of your software, the integrity of your infrastructure, the performance of your website and the long-term availability of business critical software and applications.