LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The CCA Local Government Conference heard on Friday from cyber-security experts. Introduced by Brandon Lewis MP, Parliamentary Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and wrapped up by Ronald Duncan, Chairman of the world’s leading transactional cloud platform cloudBuy, the session covered the major threats facing Council data security across Britain.
Duncan identified the following key points to come out of the Cyber Security for Local Councillors Breakout session:
"Some Councils are being pushed into spending huge amounts on unnecessary levels of security, when DCLG is constantly reducing budgets and asking Councils to cut costs."
"Central Government departments are saving substantial amounts using g-cloud e.g. cloudBuy's provision of a cloud hosted intranet, which allows a Bring your own device policy (BYOD), and we have seen councils spending significant amounts and reversing their BYOD implementation because of inappropriate security recommendations."
"Councillors are advised to be very careful about using Social Media in political debate, as shown by the case in Margate where a Councillor has been interviewed by police under caution after liking a post on Facebook."
The Cyber Security for Local Councillors session featured the following speakers:
- Brandon Lewis MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Local Government
- Cllr Paul Bettison, Bracknell Forest Council
- Ronald Duncan, Chairman & CIO, cloudBuy
- Cllr Simon Moores, Thanet District Council & Vice Chairman of Conservative Technology Forum
For more information on cloudBuy please visit, www.cloudBuy.com
cloudBuy, formerly @UK, is the world’s leading transactional Cloud Platform.
cloudBuy has used the platform to build the world's best B2B ecommerce and eprocurement applications which address the full range of buying and selling activities, in an easy to use web and mobile experience. Along with other cloud based applications including Content Management, email and big data analysis.
The applications have already managed over $500 billion of spend and are being used by leading organisations around the world to deliver savings and improved services.
The applications are unique in delivering correct pricing in the complex world of B2B whilst being easy enough to use that the people with difficulties can use the system to buy their own social and health care.