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Industry Insight: 8 ways local governments can enhance security while working remotely

In a May article published on GCN, director of information technology Roger Murphy explains how local government agencies can identify and address security vulnerabilities that could lead to attacks in a remote work environment.

Recent events have accelerated a transformation toward digital document storage, online and mobile services and automated services. However, digitalization opens up new opportunities to hackers and criminals looking to access private information. This month, The Wall Street Journal published an article explaining how hackers are “changing their ransomware tactics to exploit the coronavirus crisis,” especially among organizations that need their “data back right away to operate.”

Local governments should consider ransomware attacks a “when” not “if” scenario. Everyone on the team needs cybersecurity training and access to enhanced security tools to combat these new threats. Read more at GCN.com.

 

Avenu Podcast Series Launched

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