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No training for local and state governme...

“The research, taking place between January and February this year, reveals that only 38% of local and state employees have received any training in general ransomware prevention, which may include learning how to spot phishing attempts, the threat of social engineering, and basic security hygiene in the workplace.” Read More Here: https://www.zdnet.com/article/government-authorities-fail-to-train-employees-on-ransomware-detection-prevention/

New York Set to Stop Agencies From Using...

Soon there might be a serious penalty for not securing your municipality’s tech in NY. State legislators have proposed a law that says taxpayer funds can’t pay for ransomeware fines. “Two New York state senators have proposed bills that prevent municipalities and government agencies using taxpayer dollars to pay ransomware demands.” Read More Here: https://secalerts.co/article/new-york-set-to-stop-government-agencies-using-taxpayer-dollars-to-pay-ransomware-demands/64747e68

Ransomware attacks on more than 900 US a...

Fact is the part-time IT guy that upgrades your municipality’s computers is not equipped to handle current cybersecurity threats! Hire a professional cybersecurity firm to check your network/computers, train your staff on phishing and harden the security on your website! “The cyberattacks on US organizations include 103 federal, state and municipal governments and agencies, as […]

New Orleans hit by ransomware

Yikes! – “Out of an abundance of caution, all employees were immediately alerted to power down computers, unplug devices & disconnect from the city’s WiFi,” said Beau Tidwell, a spokesman for New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell. Read More Here: https://www.zdnet.com/article/new-orleans-hit-by-ransomware-city-employees-told-to-turn-off-computers/