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Ex-Government Security Gurus Stress Importance Of Basics For Councils


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In light of the recent news that councils aren’t prepared for cybersecurity attacks, please see below comment from David Carroll, CEO of XQ Cyber on the needs for the absolute basics of cybersecurity must be administered, to set an example for the rest of the country. David Carroll, CEO at XQ Cyber commented below.

David Carroll, CEO at XQ Cyber:

“To those working in the cyber security industry, today’s report that UK local councils are unprepared to deal with cyberattacks is no surprise. GCHQ studies have shown that 80-90% of economic loss due to cybercrime is down to neglect for basic best practice, which includes the training of employees on awareness of threats so they can avoid putting both themselves and their organisations at risks.

“Whilst these council data breaches aren’t necessarily about significant financial gain for...(continued)

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