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Security and resilience

Taking action to minimise security risk and instil public confidence and trust

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The guidance and resources on this page are designed to help councils with ensuring cyber security risk is minimised, and they are as resilient to cyber attacks as possible, across networks, infrastructure and services – from the moment of first implementation to decommission.

Resources and support


  • 10 Questions on Cyber Security - a guide for councillors sitting on scrutiny committees and the officers who support them to understand how the council’s scrutiny function can review policies, practices and procedures relating to cyber security. It is also useful for cyber security professionals working in local government.
  • A councillor’s guide to cyber security - a guide to types of cyber threat, what councils can do to protect and react, and key questions to ask

Case studies