Luckily, there are many resource-efficient measurements they can take to protect themselves against cybercriminals.
- Segment and defend your network
- Protect from malware
- Secure remote connections
- Authenticate by more means
- Backup all data
- Limit privileges
- Raise security awareness
Cyberthreats to small towns and municipalities will continue to prove a formidable challenge. Local governments must take these threats seriously and need to have plans in place to combat threats and preserve their critical operations. Those that follow best practices in cybersecurity resiliency and invest in the software, hardware and staff will be best positioned to remediate and recover from future ransomware campaigns.