“Small Towns, Large cities, counties, and public services are the new target of cyber criminals! “
Municipalities are the new target of cyber criminals.
This is how city hall fights back.
Malicious hackers are infiltrating the network databases of cities and towns at a stunning rate. Ransomware, denial of service, breaches and hacking are becoming ever more common at a municipal level, leaving local governments vulnerable to attacks that could harm them on an unprecedented scale.
Due to the overwhelming number of connected devices, and the public’s reliance on open internet connections, municipalities are under ever increasing cybersecurity exposure and risk, yet few have the necessary network management resources to mitigate it.
What can this mean for you?
It is impossible to list all of the possible ramifications of being hit with ransomware or some other type of hack or breach. And not all threats are external. From terminated employees with a grudge or malicious intent, to curious employees just trying to see how far they can get into the system; you must have defenses to protect you from both internal and external threats.
Ransomware costs doubled in the last quarter of 2019, rising to an average of $84,000 per attack. Not only does this pose a huge financial issue, as most municipalities do not have extra cash lying around, but it can have devastating effects to criminal cases and city planning if your files are encrypted and/or deleted.
Unauthorized access to your systems also poses a huge risk. Intruders can lurk inside your network collecting data for years without your knowledge. The possible ways to cause harm from this access are countless. From affecting criminal cases, gathering data on employees, to exposing your financial data the effects of this type of breach can be felt for years.
What can you do?
The truth is, it is not a matter of IF you have a data breach, but WHEN and HOW.
Knowing your IT security strategy, staying proactive and taking action before you are compromised can go a long way towards minimizing the damages caused by a breach.
Using the solutions and services below, Cyreonix Cybersecurity and Consulting can help you assess your current risk and develop a plan to protect your systems, put policies and procedures in place and educate your staff on how to identify potential threats.
- Real-time Situational Awareness
- Complete Visibility
- Cyber Analytics
- Vulnerability & Risk Management
- Security Information and Event Management
- 24/7/365 Security Operations Center to monitor your enterprise
- Affordable Service and Support Options Available (Call us)
- Cybersecurity Assessments
- Penetration(Pen) Testing
- Device Profiling
- Data Mapping for GRC
- Network Leak Detection
- Intrusion Detection/Intrusion Prevention
- Vulnerability Management
- Real-time Cybersecurity Managed Services (SaaS)