In a time when the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is still being felt, resources are being stretched thinly. Unfortunately, cybercriminals continue to target the public sector, who are often perceived as having out of date security software and a workforce who is too busy to prioritise cybersecurity training. Healthcare providers in particular are susceptible to cyberattacks.
Current advice is clear: public sector organisations must mitigate against cyber security threats by investing in regular penetration testing to highlight any weaknesses. At Trustmarque, we know that this ensures the ongoing confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the vital business systems that underpin resourcing, digital records, and end-user support. Evidently, this rich store of data makes them highly prized targets for rogue, malicious, external threats, as recent NCSC guidance shows us.