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How to Thwart Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware
Ransomware

Ransomware

How to Thwart Ransomware Attacks

Despite increased awareness of ransomware and the threat such attacks pose to state and local government agencies, there is still a disconnect on the amount of training and preparation agencies are taking part in to guard against attacks. Modernized systems, better recovery plans and more cybersecurity talent can help.

Smart City Security

How to Protect Connected Devices

Smart City Security
Smart City Security

Smart City Security

How to Protect Connected Devices

As smart cities deploy more Internet of Things devices, they face increasing security risks. Operational technology interfacing with IT can increase risks, and malicious actors can take over IoT devices in botnet attacks. An increased dependence on IoT comes with increased technology risk.

Cybersecurity Collaboration

State and Local Security Partners

Cybersecurity Collaboration
Cybersecurity Collaboration

Cybersecurity Collaboration

State and Local Security Partners

State and local governments benefit from centralizing both cybersecurity leadership and solutions. Cities and states are discovering that hiring critical leadership in-house or centralizing management across the enterprise can make a big difference.

State and local governments face a wide array of cybersecurity threats, from ransomware attacks to vulnerabilities in smart city infrastructure. However, with the right tools and approach, they can get a handle on such threats. Follow our coverage of state and local government cybersecurity efforts here for the latest on agencies’ IT security efforts.

How to Mitigate the Risk of Ransomware Infections

Here are five best practices from the Center for Internet Security to mitigate the threat of ransomware.
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