PSE365: Tackling Human Error Panel Discussion

PSE365: Tackling Human Error Panel Discussion

With the public sector moving to a more hybrid working model, the increase in email communication and pressures of keeping public services running digitally post-pandemic, it has only highlighted the vulnerabilities of human error.

Phishing emails are still dominating the UK cyber threat landscape, increasing the pressure on public sector organisations to ensure public data is secure. In 2021, data emailed to the wrong recipient was the most common incident type reported to the ICO with health and education having the most incidents, making human error 75% of the total reported.

In this panel discussion, hear how organisations can address cyber risk due to human error and gain insight into lessons learned.   

Guest Panellists:

James Dunn, Public Sector Account Executive, Abnormal Security Corp
Professor Steven Furnell (FCIIS), Professor of Cyber Security, University of Nottingham
Shujun Li, Director, Institute of Cyber Security for Society
Tej Gudka, Head of Cyber Security, NHS Arden & GEM


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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.”

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