Public services are probably at higher risk
"These flaws are particularly bad because the vulnerable BIG-IP gear is generally used by large enterprises to handle traffic to and from critical applications. A successful attack could potentially be disastrous for Fortune 500 companies that make up F5's userbase."
The F5 gear is very cost effective and good at handling high throughput internet connections with many thousands of connections. They've been heavily taken up by local government in the UK where the corporate connection is often servicing libraries. I just hope people are on the ball in terms of patching but have real concerns dies to budget cuts in most IT departments. Don't forget these devices are protecting access to your social care, council tax, housing benefit and potentially medical records too.
technical Teams have shrunk and a lot of the best guys left for private industry a few years ago. At least 2 councils I worked with didn't have full time security managers with the skills to manage CVE exploit mitigation. In one case this was addressed by using a long term contractor, in another the responsibility was passed onto the technical team - security manager roles were introduced outside technical teams for a reason !!!
AC as I'm a contractor in the local government sphere. I left permanent employment in local government as years without any form of pay increase left me unable to pay the bills.