Abstracts: December 1st, 2008

This programme is now available to view on egovtv.tv, the online television channel for public service modernisation. An interview with Dr Louise Bennett, Chair of the Security Forum Panel for the British Computing Society, explores the issue of information security which extends from preventing data loss to cyber bullying and ensuring teachers are not slandered on line.

Dr Bennett argues that the barriers to better information security in central and local government are poor governance which results in responsibilities not being spelled out and the general culture that does not take security seriously enough. She urges Boards, chief executives and councilors to embed information security in their organizations and to make use of the advice that is available.

GovTV is a dedicated web-cast television channel for governors of public bodies, council members and senior executives across all public sector organisations and is available free to an unlimited audience at anytime, at any location via the internet.

The programme can be viewed at: http://www.localgov.tv/cgi-bin/details.pl?action=pre&id=530