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 and advisory addressing a spearphishing campaign targeting government organizations, intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). A complete list of CISA alerts can be found here.
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.
Jodi Lee, Assistant CFO, City of Texarkana, Texas
Dan Lorhamm, CSO and Chief Strategist, Security Mentor, Inc.
Jim Corbett, Vice President Information Technology and Security, Springbrook Software
This webinar covers:
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