On Tuesday, the City of Galt in Sacramento County confirmed that it had been the victim of a ransomware attack.
There’s good reason to fear a cyber attack on your city in the future, but there are things local governments can do right now to prevent or mitigate an attack.
The City of Baltimore, Maryland will fork over $20 million to insure itself against network disruptions caused by future cyber attacks.
In January, the City of Del Rio, Texas was brought to a screeching halt by a mysterious ransomware attack that targeted the city’s computers and electronic systems.
San Diego’s cybersecurity industry is exploding. USD will help meet the demand.
More than 200 US local governments have been hit by ransomware attacks in recent years.
Lodi City Manager Steve Schwabauer has confirmed that his city was hit by a cyber attack earlier this year, in which the perpetrators demanded Bitcoin as ransom.
Federal legislation that would help state and local governments beef up their cybersecurity measures is on the march in Washington, D.C.
The United States is experiencing around 150 million cyber attacks on state governments everyday, according to some estimates. Fortunately, a free federal program could blunt the damage.
The number of cyber attacks on municipalities is up from 2018, causing chaos and costing municipalities millions to resolve.