Electoral Commission failed basic cybersecurity audit close to time it was attacked

Penny Horwood
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Electoral Commission failed basic cybersecurity audit close to time it was attacked

Electoral Commission confirms it failed Cyber Essentials audit in 2021

A whistle-blower at the Electoral Commission has told the BBC that the Commission failed a basic "Cyber Essentials" audit around the time it was hacked in 2021. It was revealed last month that t...

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