States Systems Remain Unaffected by Ransomware Threat

Wednesday 17 May 12:49

The Government would like to reassure Islanders that all States of Jersey departments remain unaffected by the ‘WannaCry/Wannacrypt’ ransomware threat. This threat has affected more than 250,000 organisations across the world and has disrupted UK Government services.

The Information Services Department has been validating IT systems and is satisfied that, so far, the States of Jersey has not been infected by the WannaCry vulnerability. IT staff have been continuing to:

  • check that the patches applied are working and systems are running on the new release;
  • ensure that antivirus software is up to date and firewalls are set correctly;
  • check for vulnerabilities on the network;
  • monitor the network gateways for suspicious traffic.

 The States of Jersey has links with the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which will allow greater collaboration in future as part of the Island’s Cyber Security Strategy.

 We would advise businesses and individuals to ensure they are as protected as they can be in light of the current WannaCry threat, and other future vulnerabilities, by taking a minimum of three steps:

  1. Keep your organisation's security software patches up to date;
  2. Use proper anti-virus software services;
  3. Most importantly for ransomware, back up the data that matters to you, because you can't be held to ransom for data you hold somewhere else.

 Home users and small businesses can take the following steps to protect themselves:

  1. Run Windows Update;
  2. Make sure your anti-virus product is up to date and run a scan – if you don’t have one, install one of the free trial versions from a reputable vendor;
  3. If you have not done so before, this is a good time to think about backing up important data – you can’t be held to ransom if you’ve got the data somewhere else.

 These simple steps are also set out on the NCSC website.

Events

  • JeCC - External Render / EWI / Architectural Profiles Building Trust Into your External Facade by Pentagon Builders Merchants

    › read more
  • JeCC - BS7533 Compliant Hard Landscaping Paving the way to Success with Parex HardLandscaping by Pentagon Builders Merchants

    › read more
  • Jersey Electricity - Everything you wanted to know about heat pumps but were afraid to ask Want to know more about Heat Pumps, their application, how they fit with the new Building Bye Laws, what tariff is best?

    › read more
  • Market Fountain Unveiling Following a period of refurbishment, the market fountain which has been restored to its former glory will be unveiled by the Connétable of St Helier accompanied by the Minister for Infrastructure.

    › read more
  • WDF - Women as Team Players - sponsored by Santander Women as Team Players with Jennifer Moore – Yoga & Ironman Triathlon Sam Horsfall – Triathlon Coach and parkrun Jemima Leach and Helene Mon Petit – Island Games MBT Cycling Team

    › read more
  • Public Meeting: CIFO 2016 Annual Report The independent Channel Islands Financial Ombudsman (CIFO) is holding a public event to mark the publication of its 2016 annual report and accounts.

    › read more
  • Eco Active Business and BIFM sustainability event Have you booked your place at next week’s sustainability event?

    › read more
  • Is Your Business Autism-Friendly? Did you know more than one in 100 of your customers are autistic? Would you like to find out how you can make their experiences better?

    › read more
  • Benest Corbett Renouf Joins Forces With Farrer & Co to Reinforce Need for Safeguarding Children LAW firm Benest Corbett Renouf has teamed up with the market-leading London firm Farrer & Co to present a safeguarding conference. The event, “Creating Safer Organisations”, will take place on Thursday, 15th June in Jersey.

    › read more
  • Ibex Education - Excel 1 to 1s Our expert UK trainer will work with you on particular issues

    › read more

Chamber Knowledgebase

Our frequently asked questions

Chamber News 

All the latest news from Chamber in one monthly PDF

Jersey Airport / Harbours

The latest arrivals and departures, select a link above

The Jersey Chamber of Commerce - Annual Charity of Choice

the benefits of membership

Networking opportunities, including our popular luncheons
Topical seminar programme
Support and guidance on doing business in Jersey


And become one of over 500 member businesses supporting Chamber in its aim of ensuring that local business is at the heart of a thriving and diverse local economy.

Call 01534 724536
› About Chamber


Copyright © Jersey Chamber 2012 - The Jersey Chamber of Commerce welcomes your comments and views. However, the posting of comments is subject to our terms which can be read here. Comments posted by users of this site are not the Chamber's comments nor do they represent the views of the Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

↑ Back to top