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UK joins international allies in issuing Best Practice cyber defence advice for organisations
02 September 2020
THE UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued new guidance in tandem with international allies aimed at helping organisations to stay safe from malicious cyber actors. The joint cyber security advisory entitled ‘Technical Approaches to Uncovering and Remediating Malicious Activity’ has been published in conjunction with the US’ Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Australian Cyber Security Centre, the New Zealand National Cyber Security Centre and CERT NZ, as well as the Canadian Communications Security Establishment.
Specifically, the advisory highlights technical approaches for organisations – including those which protect all of the most critical assets – that will help to uncover malicious activity and includes mitigation steps based on Best Practice.
Paul Chichester, the NCSC’s director of operations, commented: “Cyber security is a global issue that requires a collaborative international effort to protect our most critical assets. This advisory will help organisations understand how to investigate cyber incidents and protect themselves online, and we would urge them to follow the guidance carefully. Working closely with our allies, and with the help of organisations and the wider public, we will continue to strengthen our defences to make us the hardest possible target for our adversaries.”
CISA director Chris Krebs stated: “This joint alert is the first of its kind for CISA since our formal establishment in 2018 and one I've aimed for since Day One. With our allied cyber security Government partners, we work together every day to help improve and strengthen the cyber security of organisations and sectors of our economy that are increasingly targeted by criminals and nation states alike. Fortunately, there’s strength in numbers and this unified approach means that we're able to extend our defensive umbrella on a global scale.”
*The full advisory can be viewed on the CISA website via this link