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Redscan Q&A: Service Operations insights from Ashleigh Farrand

This commitment is highlighted by the results of our most recent customer survey, in which our company’s Net Promoter Score was distinguished as ‘great’ (63). We asked Ashleigh Farrand, our Head of Service Operations, to outline what’s involved in delivering a great customer experience and to tell us why she enjoys working in cyber security.

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Redscan research suggests cyber security improvements in the NHS despite COVID pressures

The scale of the challenge facing the healthcare sector, even before COVID-19, was significant. In 2020, it became even more pressing with constant reports of critical infrastructure being targeted by cybercriminals. To understand the unique challenges within the NHS, we submitted a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to every trust in the UK.* The results, when compared with those in relation to a previous request in 2018, suggest improvements in cyber security across the NHS. Key Findings

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Redscan a five time gold winner at the Cyber Security Excellence Awards 2021

The Cybersecurity Excellence Awards honor individuals, products and companies that demonstrate excellence, innovation and leadership in information security. Awards are given out based on a combination of the strength of individual nominations and a popular vote by members of the information security community. We were winners in the following categories: We also received a silver award in the Best Cybersecurity Company – Europe category.

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Emotet is down but its legacy remains: lessons learned

First identified in 2014, Emotet evolved from a niche banking Trojan into what was classified this year by Europol as one of the most prevalent strains of malware in the world. The sheer scale of Emotet’s impact on organisations means that its disruption by authorities in early 2021 ranks as one of the most significant takedowns in cyber security history.

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Redscan analysis of NIST NVD reveals record number of critical and high severity vulnerabilities in 2020

The report is based on an analysis of more than 18,000 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) logged to NIST’s National Vulnerability Database in 2020. It reveals that well over half (57%) were rated ‘high’ or ‘critical’ severity – the highest recorded figure for any year to date. Our analysis also looks beyond severity scores, detailing the rise of low complexity vulnerabilities as well as those which require no user interaction to exploit.

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Redscan Ethical Hacking Roundtable: key insights for 2021

Redscan’s 2021 Ethical Hacking Roundtable event explored critical vulnerabilities and other key issues facing security teams. The roundtable panel featured George Glass, Head of Threat Intelligence at Redscan, Tom Tervoort, who discovered and disclosed Zerologon, Dr Elizabeth Bruton, Curator of Technology and Engineering at the Science Museum and Dinis Cruz, CTO and CISO of Glasswall and OWASP Project Lead. Key insights from the panel included:

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NIS2: what organisations need to know about proposed changes to the NIS Directive

Read our guide to learn about the latest proposals and how they could affect your organisation. Enacted in 2016, the NIS Directive is the first EU-wide legislation on cyber security. It requires member states to ensure that providers of critical infrastructure and services have appropriate security measures in place to manage cyber risk and maintain resilience in the event of an incident. Its four top-level objectives are: