Accessing our network

Due to the ever-increasing threats around cyber security, the government has mandated that it is no longer safe enough to access government systems and information from IT devices which are not controlled and managed by a government department or other public body such as local authorities.

There are government security requirements which Devon County Council is expected to meet.

If we do not comply we may be disconnected from the Public Services Network (PSN).

This is not an option for the Council, as the PSN enables a number of customer-facing processes, as well as allowing us to share information securely with other agencies.

The main requirement is that we must ensure that anyone accessing our IT systems and data is using a managed – council owned and operated – device. If you represent a supplier or partner organisation with an agreed requirement for accessing Devon County Council systems, but do not have access to a device that is managed by us you must sign and return the PSN Agreement.

If you are not able to accept the conditions of the Agreement you will be unable to access our IT systems.

Any questions about the technical content of the document should be emailed to procure@devon.gov.uk in the first instance.

Please return the signed Agreement to:

Devon Procurement Services
Devon County Council
Room 120, County Hall
Topsham Road, Exeter, Devon
EX2 4QD

Telephone: 01392 383000

Or by email: procure@devon.gov.uk