This 1-hour webinar will highlight the importance of managing your cyber security as a local council officer.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Your responsibilities for data security, and common threats
  • Hackers and malware (background information)
  • Protecting computer systems
  • Choosing and configuring anti-virus/protection systems
  • Importance of operating system and application updates
  • Backups
  • Protecting portable devices
  • Firewalls
  • Wi-Fi security
  • Email Security (inbound and outbound)
  • Users – Policies, Training and Standards
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Tuesday 12 March, 10:00am – 11:00am


Members: £30 + VAT
Non-Members: £35 + VAT

CPD points

Claim 1 CPD point for attending this webinar!

Joining instructions will be sent to you 3 weeks before the event (please check your spam inbox) and your invoice will be sent before the event. We advise that, on receipt of the joining instructions, you are liable for any fees incurred in order to attend the event.

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I am the RFO Assistant and therefore need to be aware of any potential scams. The course is very informative and I am certainly going to be more security conscious in the future.”
Kim Hall, Horndean Parish Council

“I found this webinar very useful. It provided a list of practical and realistic measures that my (smaller) Council can take to improve its cyber security. I came away from the training with a sound understanding – and handy ‘check list’ – of what I need to look at / implement, which is exactly what I was looking for. I would highly recommend to other Clerks.”
Catherine Nutting, Plaistow and Ifold Parish Council

About the Trainer

David Astwood is the Technical Director of Microshade VSM, which provides secure IT systems specifically for the Town and Parish Council market. Microshade have operated in this sector since 1996, trading on their reputation for excellent service and support. David joined Microshade in 2010 to launch their new venture into secure IT services. David has over 25 years of IT support experience ranging from user desktop help to global support of business critical servers, in organisations of various sizes including small hi-tech companies, utilities and multi-nationals, and for some very sensitive and prestigious clients such as the MoD, NHS and the German finance sector.

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SLCC is always keen to respond to members’ needs for training. If you would like to register an interest in having a particular course delivered via webinar or in your region, please let us know.

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