PSE365: Securing the Public Sector: Learning from Experience Panel Discussion

PSE365: Securing the Public Sector: Learning from Experience Panel Discussion

In the age of digital disruption, the need for digital public services reveals how crucial it is to protect the information of the most vulnerable people the public sector provides services for.

Ensuring an industry standard can no longer be the norm, with cyber attacks becoming more smarter and more prevalent. With a catastrophic ransomware attack cutting off 135,000 residents from vital front line public services including social care, the cost of recovery was more than £10m which included remedial and replacement work for the councils IT infrastructure.

In this panel discussion, gain insight into lessons learned from experience and what public sector leaders need to navigate the challenges of cyber security.

Guest Panellists:

Tony Walsh, Strategic Account Director, Zerto
Cllr Peter Fleming, Chair, Local Government Association's Improvement and Innovation Board
Mary Lanigan, Leader, Redcar and Cleveland Council

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Dive into our latest edition for December/January. Discover insightful articles on climate change, innovation in nuclear decommissioning, fostering collaboration, and more.

 

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Public Sector Executive Podcast

Ep 48. Achieving Net Zero - Cllr Abdul Jabbar - Oldham Council

As central government aims for the UK to be net zero by 2050, councils around the country make plans for how to reduce emissions. This episode’s guest, Oldham’s Councillor Abdul Jabbar outlines the importance of coming together to reduce the nation’s carbon footprint, the benefits of achieving net zero, and how Oldham Council are working to do just that.
 

Touching on the role that the public sector can play in sustainability, Cllr Jabbar said:
 

“I think it’s really important that the public sector gives true leadership in this space. I think something like one third of the carbon emissions in the country come from the public sector, so obviously we’re a big polluter in terms of the emissions.”
 

Councillor Jabbar also spoke about challenges being faced by organisations:
 

“I think the biggest one has been finance. Clearly the local government sector in particular has had its grants cut from central government by a huge amount and that’s had a very big impact in terms of our plans to take forward projects in relation to climate change, so that’s a major issue.”
 

To hear what Cllr Jabbar has to say about the mission to achieve net zero carbon emissions, listen to the latest episode of the Public Sector Executive Podcast.

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