Entries by NSCSC

Another Lego Brick in the Firewall

This immersive workshop, held on the 13th March at The Hive, was developed by the South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit and sponsored by Barclays, required business owners/professionals to work in teams managing the cyber security of a fictional organisation, and compete against each other in the process. Players faced various scenarios based on real […]

Latest newsletter from the South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit

We have had a report that criminals are using our name in a phone scam. The report is that criminals are pretending to be from the South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit, and calling people using an automated message that says their internet has been compromised and will be shut down within 24 hours, and […]

How Cyber Secure is your Region?

Wales tops the league of UK regions when it comes to businesses implementing measures to protect against Cyber threats. The regional ‘Cyber Secure Table’ published by the IASME Consortium utilises their own figures for businesses successfully certifying against the Government backed Cyber Essentials scheme. You can get the full league table and some background on […]

Cybercrime – a human issue

Fraud affects 1 in 4 businesses every year; according to Action Fraud. Have you invested time in risk assessing your activity? You and your staff may be the weakest link when it comes to cybercrime. Social engineers or shall we call them confidence tricksters exploit you. They use techniques linked to everyday human behaviour to […]