The NCSC has urged British organisations to bolster their cyber security resilience in response to the malicious cyber incidents in and around Ukraine.

The National Cyber Security Centre say here that this comes after the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which is part of GCHQ, updated its guidance to UK companies and organisations last week.

“The NCSC is investigating the recent reports of malicious cyber incidents in Ukraine. Incidents of this nature are similar to a pattern of Russian behaviour seen before in previous situations, including the destructive NotPetya attack in 2017 and cyber attacks against Georgia. The UK Government has attributed responsibility for both these attacks to the Russian Government.   

While the NCSC is not aware of any current specific threats to UK organisations in relation to events in and around Ukraine, the guidance encourages organisations to follow actionable steps that reduce the risk of falling victim to an attack, including:

  • patching systems; 
  • improving access controls and enabling multi-factor authentication; 
  • implementing an effective incident response plan; 
  • checking that backups and restore mechanisms are working; 
  • ensuring that online defences are working as expected, and; 
  • keeping up to date with the latest threat and mitigation information. ”

Paul Chichester, NCSC Director of Operations, said:

“The NCSC is committed to raising awareness of evolving cyber threats and presenting actionable steps to mitigate them. While we are unaware of any specific cyber threats to UK organisations in relation to events in Ukraine, we are monitoring the situation closely and it is vital that organisations follow the guidance to ensure they are resilient. Over several years, we have observed a pattern of malicious Russian behaviour in cyberspace. Last week’s incidents in Ukraine bear the hallmarks of similar Russian activity we have observed before.”

Read more from them here.

George has a degree in Cyber Security from Glasgow Caledonian University and has a keen interest in naval and cyber security matters and has appeared on national radio and television to discuss current events. He also works for the NHS. George is on Twitter at @geoallison
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Nigel Collins
Nigel Collins
2 months ago

How about Russia warned to defend against NATO cyber attacks in return.

Putin simply doesn’t understand weak and will continue on in this vein until he realises the west has the same capabilities and is prepared to use them.

Rob
Rob
2 months ago
Reply to  Nigel Collins

Quite right. We need to track down the Putin mafia cash. Everything flows from that.

DRS
DRS
2 months ago
Reply to  Rob

Cash last seen in Panama, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, UK , Swiss and a few other places 🙂

Jay R
Jay R
2 months ago
Reply to  DRS

Trump Towers

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
2 months ago
Nigel Collins
Nigel Collins
2 months ago

New air dominance fighter on the tarmac? They have been testing one apparently.

That’s my guess anyway. I wonder if it has thrust vectoring and LERX included in the design 😂

Very interesting and a good find Daniele!

Last edited 2 months ago by Nigel Collins
Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
2 months ago
Reply to  Nigel Collins

I’m sceptical.

Airborne
Airborne
2 months ago

Interesting, looks like a Saab Draken 🚀 The Swedish knocked up some good looking aircraft in the 60s onwards mate didn’t they!

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
2 months ago
Reply to  Airborne

I’m sceptical mate. Groom Lake do not make mistakes like that.
It is either a mock up, or fake, or they want it to be seen.

Aurora, TR3A, et all all happily tucked up still.

Jay R
Jay R
2 months ago

F16XL?

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
2 months ago
Reply to  Jay R

Had to check that. Not a bad shout actually.

Airborne
Airborne
2 months ago

Agreed as they’ve kept so much secret and hidden for all these years! Possible a link to the current issues with Ukraine, subtle (not so subtle) demo of possible capability or another innocent “domestic” reason.

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
2 months ago
Reply to  Airborne

I think so.

James
James
2 months ago

Wonder who is behind the coordinated attack on European oil facilities?