A Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) is an external organisation that provides outsourced security operations to its clients. It can help to eliminate the cyber security challenges and threats an organisation may face and can offer a broad suite of security capabilities and services.
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The risk of cyber threats to business is high, but when your stakeholders include citizens, the impact of successful breaches have far wider implications. In the first half of 2019 local councils faced 263 million cyber-attacks (Gallagher, 2020) and the Government sector was found to be the 6th most targeted sector in the IBM X -Force Threat Intelligence Index, 2020, signalling councils are very much in the cross-hairs of cyber criminals. We’ll take a look at the top cyber security challenges facing local government in an already complicated world.