National Cyber Security Centre
The NCSC Annual Review 2020
Highlights from the last twelve months at the NCSC.
Since the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) was created in 2016 as part of the government’s five-year National Cyber Security Strategy, it has worked to make the UK the safest place to live and work online.
This Annual Review of its fourth year looks back at some of the key developments and highlights from the NCSC’s work between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020.
The NCSC's new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Lindy Cameron
Lindy joins the NCSC with over two decades’ experience in national security policy and crisis management serving the government at home and overseas, most recently as Director-General at the Northern Ireland Office.
Lindy Cameron said:
“Over the past four years, the NCSC has transformed the UK’s approach to cyber security and set a benchmark for other countries to follow. I am delighted to join the NCSC and relish the opportunity to take this world-leading organisation to the next level.
"It is a great privilege to present the fourth Annual Review of the National Cyber Security Centre, a part of GCHQ. I am honoured to have been appointed as the NCSC’s second Chief Executive Officer, taking over from Ciaran Martin who was so pivotal in the development of this world-leading organisation."
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Annual Review 2020
Latest News from
National Cyber Security Centre
Top of the class: Schools awarded by experts for high quality cyber teaching20/09/2021 12:20:00
Sixteen schools and colleges achieve recognition from the NCSC for excellence in cyber security education.
UK and US cyber security leaders meet to discuss shared threats and opportunities13/09/2021 11:15:00
National Cyber Security Centre CEO and Director of the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency meet in London.
Record number of teenagers sign up to develop cyber skills over summer26/08/2021 16:20:00
Participation at all-time high for CyberFirst summer courses, led by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).
Email innovation simplifies takedown of cyber scams12/08/2021 14:15:00
Scam emails can be sent directly to SERS via a new button organisations can add to their Microsoft Office 365 accounts.
Tech startups join UK cyber experts to address security challenges11/08/2021 09:15:00
The first companies to work with the NCSC for Startups initiative have been selected.
Public can now report scam websites direct to the NCSC10/08/2021 11:15:00
A new reporting tool has been made available for the general public who come across scam websites.
NCSC lifts lid on three random words password logic09/08/2021 11:15:00
Cyber security experts recently (Friday) revealed in depth for the first time the logic behind their advice to use three random words when creating passwords.
UK and allies publish advice to fix global cyber vulnerabilities28/07/2021 15:25:00
A joint advisory from international allies has offered advice for the most publicly known software vulnerabilities.