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NALC has launched The Good Councillor’s guide to cyber security in partnership with Microshade VSM.
The guide aims to help local (parish and town) councils understand the importance of cyber security better and provide practical advice on minimising risks to the council. The guide 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 guide pays particular attention to smaller councils, which may have just one device that holds all current and historical information on the council’s activities. If that device is lost or broken, a few simple, pre-emptive steps to minimise risks and back up data could transform a crisis into a manageable situation.
Full details and how to read the guide for FREE is available on the NALC website NALC Guide on cyber security