Delay to cyber funding

By Dan Peters | 23 February 2022

Millions of pounds of funding to help local authorities improve their cyber-resilience may not reach council coffers for months, The MJ understands.

As Ukraine’s banks and defence ministry have been targetted by online attacks amid increasing tensions in eastern Europe, a private letter to council chief executives urged councils to ‘strengthen your cyber-security posture’ and ‘make sure that you have comprehensive, up-to-date incident response plans and continuity measures’.

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