The risk of cyber threats to business is high, but when your stakeholders include citizens, the impact of successful breaches have far wider implications. In the first half of 2019 local councils faced 263 million cyber-attacks (Gallagher, 2020) and the Government sector was found to be the 6th most targeted sector in the IBM X -Force Threat Intelligence Index, 2020, signalling councils are very much in the cross-hairs of cyber criminals. We’ll take a look at the top cyber security challenges facing local government in an already complicated world.
In 2019, cyber criminals are finding smarter and more integrated ways to target companies and individuals.
Phishing is a major security threat for modern businesses. Knowledge of what is, and isn’t a phishing email varies, with many employees at risk of falling foul to malicious emails.
In today’s cyber-centric world, it is often a case of when not if your organisation is targeted by cyber criminals.