Ellen Goodman Rachel Downs

How can we improve cybersecurity in local government? Findings from DLUHC Cyber Assessment Framework pilot

A Talk by Rachel Downs and Ellen Goodman

About this Talk

The potential impact of a cyber incident in a council can be devastating, as high profile attacks on Hackney and Redcar and Cleveland councils have highlighted. Not only is there the risk of a huge financial cost to respond and rebuild, cyber attacks also threaten the delivery of critical services like social care and revenues and benefits payments, with serious real-life impacts for citizens. One of our core objectives at Local Digital is to work with councils to assess and manage the cyber risk to local government. This session will cover the learnings from the team's recent work with councils to improve cyber security resilience, including insights from a recent pilot trialling the NCSC's Cyber Assessment Framework with 10 councils.

15 March 2023, 05:00 PM

05:00 PM - 05:45 PM

About The Speakers

Rachel Downs

Rachel Downs

Senior Product Manager, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities


Ellen Goodman

Ellen Goodman

User Researcher, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities