Town and parish councils were established by Act of Parliament in 1894. There are around 9,000 such local councils in England with around 80,000 citizens serving as voluntary but elected parish councillors.
Cyber security is crucial to ensuring services are kept up and running and to ensuring the public's trust in councils with their information. A cyber attack could have very serious consequences - disrupting services and damaging a council’s reputation. Healthy cyber security is key to the efficient and productive running of every council.