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Cybercrime: Enemy at the Gate

Everyone thinks they are prepared for a cyberattack until they are attacked. As technology advances so have the skills of hackers and data miners who continue to become more sophisticated and malicious using a variety of hard to detect methods to gain access to your network. 2021 saw an incredible surge in cyberattacks across the country. With more employees working remotely and working outside their office networks, IT security is more important than ever.

Avenu’s team of experts, Roger Murphy and Mike Poth, shared decades of experience protecting jurisdictions in our recent webinar.

The webinar covered:

  • Basics of Cybercrime and methods used to gain access to your network
  • How to know when you’re being attacked
  • Stopping an attack and techniques to restore and recover data
  • Two real-world case study examples of ransomware in local government

To learn how Avenu helps protects jurisdictions from cyber-attacks and modernize their IT infrastructure, check out our recent case study on our partnership with California’s Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Case Study: Protecting California’s Largest Recreation District

The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District provides recreation services for over 300,000 residents across six jurisdictions near San Francisco, CA. It encompasses a 104 square-mile area, includes over 20 miles of hiking, and even the state’s oldest Japanese garden. Recently, it realized its IT system was woefully inadequate.

After an extensive search, The Park District chose Avenu to help solve its IT challenges. The decision was driven by Avenu’s tremendous amount of experience with municipal clients, and the need for a partner that could take a comprehensive view of the IT environment.

The initial wave of the partnership included updating all the employee’s computers and software. Through a collaborative approach, the relationship has grown to include replacing the entire network across twenty-two different buildings.

The Park District’s James Wheeler summarizes his experience with Avenu in this way: “I think the beauty of working with Avenu is that if I have a concern, I can express it. Avenu is very professional and very responsive. Our board is very happy with what they’ve been doing, and our employees appreciate that they have up-to-date equipment. It makes them feel valued. The Avenu employees we’ve had onsite are really great people to work with who are very smart and passionate about what they do. They care about our agency. They seem to genuinely care about protecting us, making sure we are getting the best deals on computer equipment, and doing everything the right way.”

Learn how a partnership with Avenu can modernize your IT infrastructure and help protect your jurisdiction from cybercrime.

Hayward Area Recreation & Park District, CA