Why UK government organisations are a key target for cyberattacks

News and information from the Advent IM team.

Why aren’t government organisations doing more to protect their systems, the services they manage and the citizens they serve? The WannaCry ransomware attack in 2017 highlighted the systemic vulnerability of the UK’s government organisations: their networks are open, and their email security protocols are outdated and inconsistent. Two years on, they remain a soft target for cybercriminals looking to extort quick profits and nation state hackers seeking to gain an advantage in the ever-intensifying global cyberwar.

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