Held Hostage: What Happens When a City Becomes the Victim of Ransomware
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.
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.
Ojai City Manager James Vega will take over as the top administrator of Port Hueneme on July 17.
California’s Big City Mayors were in Sacramento last week to lobby for another $1 billion in funding to combat homelessness.
GrassrootsLab’s Mike Madrid published an important op-ed in the Los Angeles Times