Updated on 2022-11-02: UK NCSC annual review
The UK GCHQ National Cyber Security Centre has published its annual cybersecurity year-in-review report. To cut the chase short, here are the main takeaways:
- In 2022, the NCSC managed the response to hundreds of incidents, 63 of which were nationally significant.
- In 2022, 18 ransomware incidents required a nationally coordinated response.
- The most significant threat facing citizens and small businesses continued to be from cybercrime, such as phishing, hacking of social media accounts remained an issue.
- The Chinese Government’s cyber capabilities continued to develop. Beijing’s activity has become ever more sophisticated, with the state increasingly targeting third-party technology and service supply chains, as well as exploiting software vulnerabilities.
Read more: NCSC Annual Review 2022
The NCSC-U.K Annual Review 2022 states that 18 ransomware attacks against the nation’s critical infrastructure required national-level coordination to mitigate. Read more: Ransomware Attacks Pose Biggest Threat to UK Organizations