Intel Security and Socitm, the Society of Information Technology Management which promotes the effective and efficient use of Information Technology in local government and the public sector, have announced a new partnership on the Socitm Cyber Guide, which provides research, guidance, and content on the cyber security issues impacting the public sector.
Cyber Security in UK government
To date, the UK government’s cyber security efforts have largely been focused on central government’s response to the growing cyber threat. Whilst this must remain a priority, a new local focus is needed in the UK to manage and respond to the changing threats as local public services become increasingly devolved and digitised.
Recent cyber incidents aimed at local authorities in the UK have highlighted that despite local government’s strong track record in investing in effective information security strategies, the public sector is a key target for many cyber criminals and it cannot rest on its laurels.
Intel Security’s sponsorship of the Socitm Cyber Guide, which is currently only available to organisations that use the Socitm Insight service, will make the important resource available to Socitm’s 1,749 members across Local Government and the public sector.
Gordon Morrison, Director of Government Relations at Intel Security, said,
“Intel Security is delighted to support this very important cyber awareness guide. Anything that can assist in combatting the ongoing cyber threats to local authorities and the public sector, through placing best practice information in an easy to find accessible guide is a great development.”
Edited from press release by Jordan Platt