Its leader Manchester City Council, Richard Leese, stated that the systems security council members have been "coordinated global attack" and believes the same is true of other local authorities. Although Manchester security systems "survived" the attacks, Leese asked "Greater awareness" on the issue, while warning that this "could happen, at any time, in any council."
Leese, chairman of the local government (LGA) board, told the LGA advisory forum on June 10 that the "coordinated attack" included thousands of systems breach attempts in short time, from sources around the world.
In addition, Peter Fleming, chairman of the LGA Improvement and Innovation Board, stated that work on LGA digital and cybersecurity is "in the background, until it comes to the fore when a board suffers infringement data or any other form of cyber attack ".
Fleming also urged advisers to attend a LGA webinar on the issue later this month, noting the following: "It is vital to ensure that we are at the forefront of retaining our residents' data.". Fleming stressed the importance of understanding how important it is to maintain online services and enable officers to access the information they need to do their job.
The Redcar & Cleveland Council, which suffered severe cyber attack the February of 2020 and put its online services offline for months, it is said that it "overestimated" the financial cost of the attack.
Redcar & Cleveland initially estimated the amount at ,10,4 8,7 million, after targeting its computers and site. However, the BBC reported that after a budget impact assessment by the council, the figure dropped to ,XNUMX XNUMX million. Staff and IT costs were lower than expected, according to the BBC.
In April this year, the authority announced it would receive 3,68, XNUMXm from the government to cover the cost of rebuilding its systems.
At the same time, the H still experiencing the impact of a cyber attack that suffered him last October. In April, Phil Glanville announced that some services were still affected, including some aspects of land surveys and the elaboration of changes to existing tax requirements and payments.
Many of these issues still exist, a Hackney spokesman recently told Inside Housing that "the full recovery of the housing service will take a few months".
Source of information: lgcplus.com