The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has begun scanning all Internet-exposed devices hosted in the UK for vulnerabilities. As described on the NCSC Scanning information site:
As part of the NCSC’s mission to make the UK the safest place to live and do business online, we are building a data-driven view of “the vulnerability of the UK”. This directly supports the UK Government Cyber Security Strategy relating to Understanding UK Cyber risk (Objective 1) .
This will help us 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)