7/7: 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 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.

Webinar panelists:

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


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