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Recent Incidents Highlight the Importance of Robust Cybersecurity Practices for Municipalities

Several recent events emphasize how important it is for municipalities to protect their computer systems against attacks. In Atlanta, nearly all city services were impacted by a ransomware [...]

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Keeping Law Enforcement Safe from Cyberthreats

Carrying guns doesn’t protect law enforcement information systems from cyberattacks. Law enforcement needs to controlling access to databases and make sure data isn’t tampered with in [...]

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Are You CJIS Compliant?

Technology plays a big part of compliance within the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS), and requirements for compliance extend to all systems and networks which can access LEADS and [...]

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Municipalities Need to Invest More in Information Security

The importance of cybersecurity for state and municipal governments has been underscored this year by news reports of Russian hacking attacks on state voter databases. But politics isn’t [...]

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Municipal Cybersecurity Deserves Making a Federal Case Out of It

The US federal government spends billions of dollars on cybersecurity, but the Government Accountability Office (GAO) still finds significant shortcomings in their security measures. For state [...]

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Shared Services Let Municipalities Partner With Neighbors to Expand IT Capabilities

Local governments face many challenges in using information technology effectively. Their expertise and focus isn’t technology, and their budgets are tightly constrained by residents’ [...]

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Municipal IT Needs a Balance Between Security and Transparency

Every municipal IT department has security high on its list of priorities. Breaches at the Internal Revenue Service, Office of Personnel Management, and even the National Security Agency are [...]