Blackpool Council Cyber Security Plan
Blackpool Council reveals cybersecurity plans to protect itself from the threat of cyber attacks.
07:15 22 November 2021
Blackpool Council has recently confirmed its cyber security plan designed to protect its system against the growing threats of cyberattacks. The move follows an attack on Redcar and Cleveland Council's computer systems that cost them £10million to fix.
Head of ICT Tony Doyle confirmed that the tactics being used by his team can help reduce the risk.
He said: “We are making sure we train our employees and give them cyber skills and make sure they are not caught out by fraudulent attempts to trick people through the email system.”
A council report said: “The ICT Service has several systems that are now proactively providing alerts to cyber threats in real-time.
“These alerts are extremely valuable as they enable quick detection and thwart attacks, limiting risks quicker than ever before.”
Mr Doyle warned the council that "no matter how good your defences are, nothing is 100per cent sure". However, he assured the committee that his team has a response in place in case the council faces an attack.