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  • Writer's pictureStephen Parsons

MTU Hack brings cyber security to the forefront...again!

Updated: Feb 10, 2023

This week we learned that MTU were the subject of a hack over the bank holiday


weekend. From what we can see in the mainstream news, the MTU team have been very open about this, reporting early and engaging with the NCSC and their cyber eco system rapidly to contain and manage the incident. This, in our opinion is commendable and not the norm - most hacks happen without it ever getting into the public domain. Good luck to the guys on the ground getting service restored!


By making the public domain, IT Management and Senior execs will be asking the question "Could this happen to us?". The answer is invariably yes - the real question is, have you got the controls and procedures in place to identify, block and/or respond in the right fashion should it happen to you.


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