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Ransomware keeping cops, NHS and local UK gov bods awake at night

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Sod off

Load of tripe. We're local government and ransomware is just another thing. The police and NHS worry because they have to run vulnerable systems quite extensively. The press like to FOI us and make a big deal of ransomware (90% of authorities hit etc) but really they're little worse than any other bit of malware.

3 incidents in the last 3 years might sound bad but in reality those three incidents caused no disruption, no loss of data and the affected machines were back in service in hours.

We've defence in depth, user awareness training, a good set of tested backups and incident plans that have been developed and tested as well.

We're bloody tired of getting tarred with the same brush as the NHS.

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