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Local government ransomware attacks: Best practices for managing new threats
Local governments represent one of the highest priority targets for ransomware attacks, with over 20 reported instances just this year. Attacked municipalities run the gamut from from small (Keene, Texas; population 6,100) to large (Baltimore, Maryland; population 2.8 million).

Threat actors are aggressive and constantly working on penetrating agencies and holding valuable data for ransom. On May 28, 2021 the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released an advisory addressing a spear phishing campaign targeting government organizations, intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Is your agency taking the necessary steps to harden its network against threat agents? Has it taken advantage of the American Rescue Plan funds to invest in the modernization of IT systems and digital services? These days there is no room for error when making cybersecurity decisions – the money is available and the time to act is now.

Springbrook Software has assembled a high-level panel to review the current state of ransomware attacks and cybersecurity protocols. This presentation will be illustrated by the real-world example of a local agency that was itself the victim of a ransomware attack.

Join us for an interactive webinar on issues including:

Today’s cybersecurity threats
Analysis of a ransomware attack
How to manage threats both internally and externally
Detecting threats and compromises
Real world example of a threat and remediation
Modernizing your organization’s security approach
Security for a remote workforce

Jul 7, 2021 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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