By Andrew Rogoyski, UK Head of Cyber Security, CGI
Cyber security is hitting the headlines on an increasingly frequent basis. The reason is quite simple. More and more business, whether commercial or government, is being moved to digital channels and this is greatly increasing the opportunities and prizes for cyber criminals. In this industry, hacks make headlines as executives at Yahoo and Talk Talk will be only too happy to confirm.
When I have conversations with those in local government tasked with drastically reducing costs whilst maintaining, and even improving, service levels – ‘digital transformation’ is almost always the focus. Local authorities simply cannot deliver the budget reductions being imposed upon them without doing things differently, whether that’s using data analytics to improve the efficiency of refuse collection, or allowing citizens to access more services online.