North Carolina takes a whole-of-state approach to cybersecurity to help share expertise with agencies that may lack the resources to defend themselves.
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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and the theme for this year is “See Yourself in Cyber.” This personalized theme is designed to help us see our role in making sure not only our systems and information remain secure, but see how our actions can impact the systems we and others rely on each day.
The everyday functions of government — and the services that agencies provide constituents — depend on strong cybersecurity protections. One state’s plan for disaster recovery helped it respond effectively to 23 simultaneous ransomware attacks. But the state has more in mind than that.
What is the best protection against cyberattacks? Eliminate bad practices from your agency.
In the year ahead, adversaries certainly will continue to refine their tradecraft, becoming even more sophisticated and brazen in their cyber campaigns.
Here are three ways agencies can prepare for and avoid ransomware attacks disrupting their product and service delivery to constituents.
Agencies could pay a steep price, literally, if they do not secure the growing volume of data at the edge of the network.
Many people have either seen too many headlines about attacks, or they still feel embarrassed about falling for last month’s phishing email.
Ransomware is evolving, but so can your security awareness and preparedness.
Ransomware is a malicious software that is increasingly frightening to federal, state and local agencies – and the citizens they serve – nationwide.