More than 700 data breaches reported by councils in 2020

According to a post on the NCSC website it has been reported this week that more than 700 councils in the UK reported data breaches in 2020.

The findings, which follow a freedom of information request, highlight the incidents reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the importance of cyber security for councils across the UK.

Issues highlighted within the report involved ransomware, human error and a lack of funding.

The report, published by RedScan, stresses the importance of a strong cyber security approach with an emphasis on staff training to defend councils against various forms of cyber attack.

Jason Davies

UK based technology professional, with an interest in computer security and telecoms.

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