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Editor looks back at previous ‘crystal ball’ security items published in WGPlus

Our sympathy goes to those public sector ICT staff (especially in the NHS) who will have been ‘slaving away’ over the weekend to repair the damage done by the recent mass hack attack.

We would like to remind readers to check out our ‘ICT and Data Management / Security’ section weekly and to that registered readers can also consult our database for past items on such subjects as ‘hacking’.  There they will find links to press releases, guidance & White Papers from ‘expert sources’ such as Sir Kevin Tebbit KCB CMG (Former Head of GCHQ), the ICO and others.

Over the weekend, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has published guidance on how to protect IT systems from the ‘WannaCry’ ransomware.
Researched Links:

BEIS:  Ransomware: Guidance from the National Cyber Security Centre

The Hacker Hardened Public Sector Enterprise: Practical Steps to Real Cyber Security

NHS 2020 Case Study: Balancing Digitising Whilst Repelling IT Attacks

Meeting the Challenge of GPG13 Compliance – Latest Brief on Achieving NCSC Requirements

White paper – The Business of Hacking

Constant threat is the new norm for digital organisations; even charities!

Online retailer left customers’ financial details vulnerable to cyber attack

Directors’ personal data is gold dust for cyber criminals

MP Ed Vaizey to present at BCS Hackfe5t event in Oxford

It’s like an ‘perpetual state of war’ where individual ‘battles’ may be won but one knows there will always be others to be ‘fought’

You may not even realise you have been hacked

National Crime Agency statement on international cyber crime incident

ScotGov:  Update on NHS cyber attacks

ScotGov:  Statement on reported NHS cyber attacks

NCSC:  Latest statement on international ransomware cyber attack

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