NALC launches guide to cyber security for local councils

20/03/2021

The guide, launched by the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) in partnership with Microshade VSM. aims to help local (parish and town) councils understand the importance of cyber security, and to provide practical advice on minimising risks.

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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