Vigilance urged after cyber hack

By Mark Conrad | 17 May 2017

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.

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and the Local Government Association (LGA) this week said the recent ransomware attack on NHS IT systems should serve as a warning to all public bodies not to slash spending on cyber-security despite budgetary pressures.

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