UK government scanning all UK Internet devices

National Cyber Security Centre
National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is now scanning all UK Internet-exposed devices for vulnerabilities.

According to their website:

“The goal is to assess UK’s vulnerability to cyber-attacks and to help the owners of Internet-connected systems understand their security posture.”

They will use the data collected to create an overview of the UK’s exposure to vulnerabilities, and track their remediation over time.

This will help to:

  • Better understand the vulnerability and security of the UK
  • Help system owners understand their security posture on a day-to-day basis
  • Respond to shocks (like a widely exploited zero-day vulnerability)

You can read more about this on their website.