3 Resources for Raising Govt Cybersecurity Awareness

Insider cybersecurity awareness is a top concern of local government leaders.
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Insider cybsercurity awareness is a top concern of local governments, but many don’t have programs to address it. These resources can get cities started.

A new poll by the Public Technology Institute found that insider cybersecurity awareness is a top local government concern.

According to StateScoop, the September poll found:

  • 42 percent of respondents have not performed a network security audit over the last year
  • 48 percent do not provide comprehensive cybersecurity awareness training to government employees
  • 62 percent of respondents do not have a formal breach response policy
#1 The Government Cybersecurity Checklist

Here’s a checklist of actions from setting up alerts and mitigating ransomware to making decisions about smart devices in the civic domain:

How to Get Strong on Government Cybersecurity

#2 Cybersecurity Awareness is About Knowing the Risks

Get advice on how to set up government cybersecurity processes, funding and communications:

Cybersecurity Risk Advice for Local Governments

#3 Cybersecurity Awareness Requires Looking Beyond Staff

Learn why privileged access management is an important area of cybersecurity awareness and what are the best practices for securely managing third-party access:

Controlling Third Party Access

Read more:

Cybersecurity Expert: Learn From Atlanta’s Mistakes (with 8 Actions)


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Andrea Fox

Andrea Fox

Andrea Fox is Editor of EfficientGov.com and Senior Editor at Lexipol. She is based in Massachusetts.