New UK National Cyber Security Centre Head Warns that Cybersecurity Should be Taken More Seriously

Even though the UK has made ‘huge progress’ on cybersecurity efforts, the new Chief Executive of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Lindy Cameron believes that the current efforts are still not enough.

The new security head previously worked as a Director-General for the North Ireland office. She also worked for the Department for International Development (DfID), and was responsible for international programs in Africa and APAC.

In her upcoming speech to Queen’s University Belfast, she will highlight the recent SolarWinds hack on US government agencies, and the Microsoft Exchange zero-day vulnerability as current real-world examples.

In a highlight from her speech, she talks about the growing threat of ransomware and how it is affecting public schools/universities. She will say, “Ransomware is not just about fraud and theft of money or data, serious as both are. It’s about the loss of key services and unenviable choices for unprepared businesses.”

The new NCSC head will also likely recommend that basic cybersecurity efforts such as user education or antivirus efforts can help fight the cause. “Cybersecurity is still not taken as seriously as it should be, and simply is not embedded into the UK’s boardroom thinking.”

This upcoming speech is a great reminder that your organization should never ease up on cybersecurity protocols and user training. New-school security awareness training can help your users stay up-to-date on real-world examples and learn how to actively report any suspicious activity on a day-to-day basis.

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This article originally posted here on KnowBe4.

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