Over the last few years state and local government agencies have become prime targets for ransomware attacks. With the capability to severely disrupt the delivery of critical services and expose sensitive citizen data, attackers have been focusing on state and local government agencies for one simple reason – they are perceived as being a soft target with fewer resources to prevent or remediate an attack.
But state and local government agencies don’t need to see themselves as sitting ducks. While they have smaller budgets and fewer resources than larger organizations there are some practical – and simple – steps that state and local agencies can take to build resilience against ransomware.
In this educational eBook experts from industry and government address all angles of the ransomware challenges facing state and government leaders. From the headline-grabbing news stories and grim statistics to the types of ransomware, and the impact of an attack on a locality, the guide’s experts deliver a comprehensive synopsis of what public sector organizations are facing.
However, the fear, uncertainty, and doubt that may linger after reading these stories is tempered with industry best practices and stories of success and resilience from those on the frontlines of protecting their organizations, communities, and citizens. Both Taylor Horst, Risk Director for New Mexico Counties and David Allen, Chief Information Security Officer for the State of Georgia share their insights on managing the threat of ransomware and how it can build resilience across the board to help localities manage other pressing issues, such as disaster preparation and recovery.
Even if you only have the time to read the last page of this comprehensive guide to building resilience in the face of today’s ransomware threats, you’ll come away with a wealth of knowledge. To get your organization started on its journey to resilience over ransomware, click the download button below.