Coun­cil vul­ner­a­ble to cy­ber at­tack­ers

Western Daily Press (Saturday) - - News -

A COUN­CIL IT sys­tem aimed at re­cov­er­ing from a cy­ber­at­tack is out-of-date, an in­ves­ti­ga­tion has found.

Glouces­ter­shire County Coun­cill’s IT Dis­as­ter Re­cov­ery plan, a sys­tem placed to come­back from a cy­ber­at­tack and hard­ware fail­ures, needs to be up­dated as well as in­tro­duce reg­u­lar re­cov­ery test­ing, find­ings from an in­ter­nal probe by the author­ity showed.

The re­port also found that there was an ab­sence of doc­u­mented re­cov­ery pro­ce­dures for many crit­i­cal coun­cil sys­tems.

The IT Dis­as­ter Re­cov­ery unit will present mea­sures on how they will im­prove the sys­tem to the com­mit­tee next week.

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