Preventing email data breaches in UK local authorities – Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council case study

On-demand webinar

In the last 12 months, secure communication in UK local authorities has changed radically. Rapid adoption of Office 365 has led to an increase in sensitive data being shared via email – something that has only been compounded by social distancing driving communications entirely online. Additionally, the retirement of GCSX has introduced a heavy reliance on TLS networks.

At the same time, research shows that local authorities’ greatest security risk is their own employees, with human error accounting for 88% of data breaches and the ICO’s latest trends highlighting misdirected emails as they top cause of security incidents.

Hear Egress customer Ryan James, Information Security Lead at Merthyr Tydfil, and Egress Chief Product Officer Sudeep Venkatesh as together they explore the changing risks to sensitive data in UK local authorities and the urgent requirement for intelligent email security to mitigate threats.

Ryan and Sudeep look at streamlining security and communications under a platform approach that can create and support secure networks between local authorities and their third parties, including facilitating new work processes during COVID-19. They also address how intelligent technology that mitigates risk in Office 365 enhances business resilience.

Watch the webinar to learn:

  • Why local authorities must turn to intelligent security to urgently address the increasing insider risk in their organisation
  • Why Office 365 requires security overlays to mitigate risk and provide business resilience
  • How intelligent technology can enhance productivity, efficiency and security by ensuring the right level of protection is applied to digital communications – including effective use of TLS
  • The strategic business benefits for local authorities taking this approach
Ryan James, Information Security Lead, Merthyr Tydfil


Sudeep Venkatesh, Chief Product Officer, Egress 

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