Russia Ukraine War ejects cyber attack concerns in the Britain

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After the cyber attack on the British Army’s Twitter and YouTube feed, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued a warning against Russian hacking efforts on National Infrastructure.

The cyber arm of GCHQ is urging organizations to give regular breaks to the frontline cyber workforce to recharge, as the work pressure will quadruple in the coming months.

As Ukraine’s war with Russia is raging, NCSC believes that businesses and public entities should be prepared for any n every kind of digital assault.

According to an investigation conducted by representatives of ITV News, many of the public and private entities operating in the UK are vulnerable to attacks, as their web portals are filled with multiple backdoors that can be exploited by hackers anytime.

Interestingly, it was discovered in the investigation that the UK Council spent £32,000 a year on bolstering the government’s IT Infrastructure’s cyber security posture. And that seems to be too low when it must triple as per the current needs of the cyber posture.

Although many have condemned ITV for releasing a report without giving clarity on the standards followed by it to find out the figures, they agreed that websites need to improve their security postures to mitigate any risks associated with state-funded attacks.

Paul Maddison, the director of Resilience and Strategy, NCSC, shared his insights on this note. He said that the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia can trigger more troubles for the UK and the entire world as it can deepen the fuel supply crisis across the UK and can pull down the economy forever.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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