2018 update on cybersecurity for local governments. This year marks the rise of the new threat to Local Government from nation states and the new risks to local governments. Costs for suffering cyber-attacks can be crippling to local governments. In addition, 93% of incidents are directly related to the human vulnerability. Most importantly strengthening the human firewall is a must to reduce risk. A strong cybersecurity awareness program is necessary.
One update since I did this talk. This week it was reported the cost for the City of Atlanta’s ransomware incident is now at $17 million up from $2.6 reported in April.