A WARP brings together Information Security, Assurance and Governance practitioners on a regional, sub-regional or partnership basis. The groups meet to exchange views, listen to guest speakers, undertake training or exercises and to exchange incident information. All meetings are conducted on a Chatham House Rule basis, using a traffic light protocol when discussing threats and incidents. The groups are built and operate on trust. Some WARPs meet jointly on occasion with their Socitm region, for instance in the East of England.
The C-TAG has UK wide Government and WARP representation. The C-TAG reports into the Socitm Local CIO Council (LCIOC), supporting the LCIOC standing Cyber and Information Security theme. C-TAG works closely with the NCSC, LGA, Cabinet Office, DLUHC and through the UK wide representation C-TAG is also able to engage with the Devolved Administrations.