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Cyber Incident Response

Plan Ahead

Creating an Effective Response Plan

The key to successfully warding off or recovering from a ­cybersecurity incident is to be prepared. Yet many state and local agencies do not have an effective cybersecurity incident response plan in place. Agencies can build an IR plan in manageable steps, following four key sections: organization, protection, detection and recovery.

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Strengthen Government Incident Response

Cybersecurity Incident Response
Cybersecurity Incident Response

Incident Response

Strengthen Government Incident Response

State and local agencies face an array of sophisticated cybersecurity threats, including from nation-state actors, but a strong incident response plan creates resilience. CDW provides a wealth of resources to help agencies plan, instrument their networks and respond to cybersecurity incidents.

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How to Protect Connected Devices

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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.

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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