# Agendas & Meetings

The Balance Between Transparency and Security

What Municipal Clerks Need to Know to Meet Document Management Requirements

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Transparency enables public trust, stimulates civic engagement, and enables municipalities to move policy forward with the greatest possible public awareness.

When it comes to transparent document management, however, municipal clerks face a critical challenge: How to make access to public records easy for residents, using systems that safeguard data from hackers and cyber extortionists.

1. In Part I of this eBook, we evaluate the evolving role of municipal clerks in the era of digital resident engagement.

2. In Part II, we expose the threats to digital security and provide the latest best practices to safeguard municipal systems and civic and resident information.

3. In Part III, we put it all together with a summary of the tips municipal clerks need to know to safeguard transparency documents.