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Three-quarters of council departments have experienced a cyber-attack in the last year, with half falling victim to ransomware, new research has revealed.
More than half of local authorities have no strategy to protect them against cyber attack, according to a survey by internet experts.
Only half of the UK’s local authorities are prepared for a cyber attack, new survey reveals.
Councils cannot be complacent and must continue to invest in cyber-security to cope with the sort of attack that paralysed NHS IT systems, experts have warned.
Aberdeen City Council’s website was hacked by ‘Team System Dz’ for nearly three hours on Saturday evening.
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Nearly two thirds (64%) of London’s councils have suffered ‘astonishing’ security breaches in recent years, an FoI request reveals.
Graham Ford argues that local councils should have at least a five-year strategy for their IT departments to help future-proof systems and services.
Whitehall’s National Cyber Security Strategy provides a ‘welcome boost’ to local government efforts to keep their operations secure, say digital chiefs.
The public sector is a key target for cyber criminals and ‘cannot rest on its laurels’, Socitm warns.