Information technology systems are a part of everyday functions in the public sector. Understanding cybersecurity threats as well as your local government's capabilities and vulnerabilities are of significant importance in protecting and defending data we all rely on to operate and serve residents. This webpage is designed to provide resources to increase awareness of existing threats and improve your understanding of cyber security and risk management.

CYBERSECURITY RESOURCES FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:

CYBER ARTICLES FROM NYCOM'S MUNICIPAL MATTERS MAGAZINE:

UPCOMING WEBINARS:

Cybersecurity Threat Briefing for Local Leaders (December 13, 2022 | 10-11 a.m.) | REGISTER HERE
Join us for a cybersecurity threat briefing from a team of experts who respond after a cyber breach happens. Hailing from US government agencies, law enforcement, and global security firms, Unit 42 security consultants have handled some of the largest data breaches in history. This strategic threat briefing will deliver a view of the threat landscape by a Unit 42 analyst, with access to a depth and breadth of data across all of your connected platforms and services. This workshop is co-sponsored by: NYSAC, the New York Conference of Mayors, the Association of Towns, the New York Municipal Insurance Reciprocal, and the Center for Technology in Government. 

How Much Cyber Risk Do You Have, and Where Do You Start to Better Manage Those Risks? (December 20, 2022 | 10-11 a.m.) | REGISTER HERE
We now know that endpoints — servers, workstations and laptops that are connected to the Internet — pose real risks to our local computer systems and servers, but do you know how much risk exists and where to start lowering that risk? This webinar will highlight an assessment that can help your local government exactly where to prioritize your cybersecurity efforts. The panelists will demonstrate how a  comprehensive risk assessment can provide a risk score for your endpoints. We will also cover actionable risk plans, an analysis of controls, and cyber hygiene metrics.  This workshop is co-sponsored by: NYSAC, the New York Conference of Mayors, the Association of Towns, the New York Municipal Insurance Reciprocal, and the Center for Technology in Government. 


NYCOM Staff Contact for Cybersecurity Inquiries:

  • David Bissember

    Legislative and Research Analyst
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