Following the news that Wigan Council has experienced more than 80 data breaches in the past two years, Raj Samani, Chief Scientist and Fellow at McAfee commented below.
Raj Samani, Chief Scientist and Fellow at McAfee:
“This is yet another example of the agility of cyber-criminal gangs giving them an advantage over public organisations. Despite Wigan Council working to investigate the cause of each breach and provide remedial action, it still has not been able to reduce the amount of data breaches. For organisations to combat cyber criminals successfully, it is vital that we prioritise threat intelligence sharing in the immediate aftermath of an attack, with this in place it will become much easier for organisations to predict the shape of the next attack, and ensure that they have the right procedures in place when it happens.”