John Noble CBE led on nearly 800 major cyber incidents over the course of his time as Director of Incident Management at the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). With the news of four critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s Exchange Server being actively exploited around the world, John Noble shares his thoughts on the situation with Reliance acsn.
‘In just over three months the recent Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities have gone from initial zero-day attacks to apparent mass exploitation. The vulnerabilities have been further weaponised in the last few days to deploy ransomware upon compromise which has added to the severity of the situation. It’s imperative that organisations follow the NCSC advice to patch vulnerable services or implement the relevant mitigation. Don’t delay!’
Latest NCSC advice and guidance on the vulnerabilities can be found here.
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RELIANCE ACSN ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
John Noble is an experienced senior leader with a strong track record for operational delivery and strategic business change, formerly the Director of Incident Management at the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). This work has given him unrivalled experience in dealing with and understanding the causes of cyber issues. Prior to that, John spent four years at the British Embassy in Washington, USA.
During more than 40 years of government service, John has built collaborative, diverse and high performing teams and has excelled at creating effective partnerships.. For his work in creating effective partnerships in the run up to the London Olympics, he was awarded a CBE in 2012.