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2023 Event Briefing Note

New cyber threats, new approaches to security

Over the past couple of years the cyber risks facing the public sector have evolved and intensified. There is a sense of the threat from nation state attacks and ransomware exploits having grown, attackers have become more sophisticated in their approaches, and the vulnerability surface has increased with the wider adoption of apps and connected devices.

Along with this are limitations on resources as public sector finances are squeezed and organisations struggle with the recruitment and retention of cyber specialists. It creates a disturbing outlook, with a need for constant vigilance and the capacity to add new layers and take new approaches to defence.

Ideas on how to respond, and examples of how organisations have done so, came under the spotlight at UKAuthority’s Resilience & Cyber4Good 2023 online conference, with a range of speakers from the public sector and the IT industry providing valuable perspectives on the outlook. 



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