New guide to cyber security for local councils launched


The guide by the National Association of Local Councils aims to help local councils understand the importance of cyber security.

The Good Councillor's Guide to Cyber Security features information on understanding the most common threats such as phishing, viruses, loss of data and how some simple steps can help protect the council's data and equipment.

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen an unprecedented transformation of local councils as they have moved to remote meetings and home working. These changes have allowed local councils to continue supporting communities through these challenging times. However, with these benefits, there are many challenges. One of these is cyber security, and the local council sector must understand it to safeguard the council's good work for its communities.

The link below is to the relevant page on the NALC website.

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