Current cyber work
Cyber Assessment Framework (CAF)
Local Digital is supporting councils in England to assess and improve their cyber posture in line with the aims of the Government Cyber Security Strategy.
We’re exploring how the Cyber Assessment Framework (CAF) devised by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) could be used across the sector in England to help drive cyber resilience.
To learn more about this programme, visit the Cyber Assessment Framework webpage.
Since 2020, the Cyber Support programme has worked with the Cabinet Office to support local authorities to address serious cyber security vulnerabilities. DLUHC has provided £19.9 million in grant funding to carry out this work.
The support was prioritised according to need, based on the responses to the DLUHC Cyber Security Survey on Mitigating Malware and Ransomware.
The support included:
- bespoke technical remediation plans agreed with each council in the cohort
- ensuring councils have effective backups in place – significantly reducing potential disruption in the event of ransomware attack
- regular network scanning to track progress and identify emerging vulnerabilities
While the cyber support programme is now coming to an end, we’ll continue to work through the remediation plans with the councils that are already enrolled and focus on how we can support all councils through the Cyber Assessment Framework.