Prior to 2020, it could safely be assumed that many local government officials did not recognize their cyber risk. With threats on the rise, and the sensitivity of data local governments manage, cybersecurity is imperative. Here, we discuss cyber threats local governments need to know about in 2021, impact of COVID-19 on security, and finally recommendations to mitigate these cyber threats.
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The urgency to move to remote working has caused local boards and councils to uncover security gaps that expose them to unnecessary risk.
There are plenty of things that local governments can do to bolster cybersecurity standards and make a positive difference.
Most local governments will benefit from having a risk manager because they’re required to do more with less.
In essence, municipalities should care about cybersecurity because every local government is at risk of an occurrence.