Introducing Host Based Capability (HBC)


Logo for the Host Based Capability (HBC) service

Hosted Based Capability (HBC) is an Active Cyber Defence (ACD) service, provided to UK Central Government by the NCSC.

HBC works by collecting telemetry from ‘endpoints’ including laptops, desktops and servers, within government networks. The NCSC then applies a unique set of analysis tools and experience to this data. This allows us to:

  • detect malicious activity
  • provide security baseline reporting
  • forewarn users of exposure to the most serious of vulnerabilities

HBC is complimentary to, and not a replacement for, existing endpoint security products.

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