Implementing intelligent security at local authorities to mitigate risk


In the last 12 months, secure communication in UK local authorities has changed radically. The retirement of GCSX has introduced a heavy reliance on TLS networks, while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic has driven communications entirely online. Additionally, rapid adoption of Office 365 has led to an increase in sensitive data being shared via email.

At the same time, research shows that local authorities’ greatest security risk is their own employees, with human error accounting for 88% of data breaches and the ICO’s latest trends highlighting misdirected emails as they top cause of security incidents.

Join Ryan James, Information Security Lead at Merthyr Tydfil, and Egress Chief Product Officer Sudeep Venkatesh as together they explore the changing risks to sensitive data in UK local authorities and the urgent requirement for intelligent security to mitigate threats.

Ryan and Sudeep will look at streamlining security and communications under a platform approach that can create and support secure networks between local authorities and their third parties, including facilitating new work processes during COVID-19. They’ll also address how intelligent technology that mitigates risk in Office 365 enhances business resilience. 

  • Why local authorities must turn to intelligent security to urgently address the increasing insider risk in their organisation
  • Why Office 365 requires security overlays to mitigate risk and provide business resilience
  • How intelligent technology can enhance productivity, efficiency and security by ensuring the right level of protection is applied to digital communications – including effective use of TLS
  • The strategic business benefits for local authorities taking this approach

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