Returning officers warned over cyber threat to elections
Returning officers are being warned of the potential risk of cyber-attacks disrupting elections as large swathes of the country head to the polls on super Thursday.
Responding to the threat of ransomware
Following recent local government ransomware attacks – and a warning from the cabinet office – Dr Andrew Larner considers what councils can do to boost cyber security.
Hackney cyberattack shows councils must bolster their cybersecurity
Local authorities need to strengthen their cybersecurity posture to deliver high-quality public services and protect sensitive data, says Terry Greer-King.
Keeping business locked up during lockdown
Tony Ellis describes how the pandemic brought unique challenges to the task of ensuring cyber security at England's newest council was robust enough for launch day.
A time for vigilance as ransomware threat still looms
Among the many recently identified threat vectors that should concern local government is a malware threat group known as APT12, which has been attributed to China, warns chief executive of the iESE Dr Andrew Larner.
EXCLUSIVE: Cabinet Office drive after Redcar attack
The Cabinet Office is attempting to gain a better understanding of cybersecurity in councils in the wake of an attack on Redcar & Cleveland BC.
Updated software remains critical to protecting data
This month Microsoft withdrew support from Windows 7. Chris Mountford looks at how local government can balance the books while keeping data secure.
Manchester to implement Martyn’s Law
Manchester City Council is to implement Martyn’s Law to improve security at all public venues.