The Association of Local Government Information Management (ALGIM) is rolling out a new system to guide councils in improving their cybersecurity measures and ensure they’re up to date with best practices.
ALGIM’s Local Government Cybersecurity Programme lets councils see their cybersecurity status, track how it’s changing over time, and compare themselves to their peers.
Powered by SAM for Compliance – a system created by security industry veteran Tony Krzyzewski – it provides information in a clear way that is easily understandable by experts and lay people. ALGIM says this is especially crucial for senior management who are often trying to keep abreast of many different topics, and are responsible for the safety of the council, its assets and information.
ALGIM says cybersecurity remains a crucial concern for councils who have to operate in a constantly shifting landscape with new threats and countermeasures emerging.
For more details on ALGIM’s programme go to www.algim.org.nz/cybersecurity
This article was first published in the August 2019 issue of NZ Local Government Magazine.