Survey on the use of Russian technology products and services following the invasion of Ukraine

Background to the survey

At the end of March, the National Cyber Security Centre published a blog post about use of Russian technology products and services following the invasion of Ukraine. As highlighted in the blog post, Russian law contains legal obligations on companies to assist the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), and the pressure to do so may increase in a time of war.

There is no evidence that the Russian state intends to suborn Russian commercial products to cause damage to UK interests, but it would be prudent to plan for the possibility that this could happen.

What we need from you

In this context, the DLUHC Local Digital Cyber team and partners want to get a better understanding of the reliance on Russia-controlled technology products across local authorities in England. We are asking councils to please complete a short survey to help us build up a better picture of possible risks, and enable us and partners to put appropriate events and advice in place.

Responses will be shared with the Local Government Association to inform sector-facing events, and may be shared with the Government Security Group and National Cyber Security Centre as relevant. If you have any questions or do not want this information shared please contact the DLUHC Local Digital Cyber team at

Before you start

  • Please note that the survey is delivered using Microsoft Office Forms from an address at
  • The survey should take around 10 minutes to complete.
  • Please complete the survey by Wednesday 18 May.

Start the survey