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For state and local government, 2019 was the year of ransomware
Through all the year brought, NASCIO's Doug Robinson and Cloudera's Henry Sowell show it was the escalating cyberattacks that captured government's attention.
New Hampshire helps local governments with ransomware
Resources are tight in municipal offices and besides, says state CIO Denis Goulet, "All it takes is one click.”
Report: Two-thirds of ransomware attacks in 2019 targeted state and local governments
IT security firm Barracuda Networks says state and local governments account for the majority of ransomware targets.
Ransomware hits everywhere, but governments pay 10 times more
Between April and June, the average payment from government victims was $338,700, compared to $36,295 for all victims, according to cybersecurity firm Coveware.
Ransomware solution? Outsource all IT, says local government expert
The head of the Public Technology Institute says it's time for small and midsize local governments to admit they're outmatched.
Identity, access tools essential to IT security, but states lag on implementation
State and local government officials in a new survey foresee identity and access management tools addressing a multitude of IT issues, but fewer than one-third have the tools in place.