The U.K government is scanning every single Internet connected device with IP address for cyberthreats. The NCSC uses the data collected to create an overview of the UK’s exposure to vulnerabilities following their disclosure, and suggest remedies. NCSC’s scans are performed using tools hosted in a dedicated cloud-hosted environment from “scanner. scanning. service. ncsc. gov. uk” and two IP addresses (22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199).