The operation-stalling attack was kept under control by the force's Cyber Crime Unit.
Left to right: Special Sergeant and Lead on Cyber Specials, Michael Moore, Nick Carver and Special Constabulary Chief Officer, Mark Kendrew.
Special Constables who helped the NHS during the summer’s cyber-attack have been recognised at a ceremony celebrating their work.
The group from Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Cyber Crime Unit lent their skills and support to the Lister Hospital in Stevenage.
Their work was praised by Chief Constable Charlie Hall and the CEO of the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, Nick Carver.
Mr Carver said input from the specials meant patients were not as adversely affected by the cyber-attack in Hertfordshire.
Their award was part of a dedicated Employer Supported Policing (ESP) event at Police Headquarters.
CC Hall said: “We are focused on protecting vulnerable people and need to adapt our workforce to help investigate such crimes –volunteers with the different skills we require can help.
“We want to continue the conversation with you and your organisations to see how we can work to encourage your staff to give up their time to come and help us. The value we give back to you will help your staff, your businesses and society as a result." He added.
There are currently 25 organisations signed up to the ESP scheme in Hertfordshire, including Tesco, Which?, McMullen Brewery and Sons and local district and borough councils.
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