The British Library has experienced ‘a major technology outage as a result of a cyber incident’, according to its X (Twitter) account. The organisation said in a statement that it is investigating the incident, which has affected its website and online systems, with NCSC and other specialists.
Spencer Starkey, VP EMEA at SonicWall, stresses the importance of protecting the public sector just as much as protecting the private sector: “The public sector, like others, is very vulnerable to mass cyberattacks. As legacy IT concerns become more apparent in the public sector, the state of its cybersecurity is still a main topic that must be addressed. Libraries are a vital institution which sit at the very centre of our society, as such modernising and securing its digital infrastructure should be a top priority.”Click below to share this article