Taking action to minimise security risk and instil public confidence and trust
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
- Cyber security: 10 questions for a councillor (and any layperson) to ask - a list of 10 questions that you can use to better understand cyber security arrangements and how risk is being managed within your council.
- Embedding cyber resilience in local government supply chains - the LGA has worked with PUBLIC and cyber security partner DAINTTA to develop online guidance to help councils embed greater cyber resilience in their procurement processes and supply chains.
- Digital Pathfinders Programme - a programme designed to support councils seeking to innovate and develop pioneering initiatives to advance digital inclusion, digital connectivity, and cyber security.
Maximising security and compliance features from Microsoft 365 E3 license - Tips on maximising existing cyber security features from our free webinar with Microsoft on Tuesday 15 November 2022.
Maximising security and compliance features from Microsoft 365 E5 license - Tips on maximising existing cyber security features from our free webinar with Microsoft on Tuesday 22 November 2022.
- 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