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The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs
Act that was signed by President Joe
Biden in November 2021, includes $1
billion for cybersecurity in state, local,
tribal and territorial governments.
Responsibility lies on municipalities
as well as the individuals who
make up the workforce. Employees
should be trained in cybersecurity
and be held accountable for their
cyber actions. Cybersecurity is an
ever-changing, ever-moving target.
Policies should be reviewed and
revised when appropriate and current
threats should continually be
monitored.
" The data reveals that state and local
governments struggle to keep their
heads above water. The weakest areas
include a lack of support from top
officials, 'inefficient' to 'no end-user
training at all,' and 'too many network/IT
systems.' The answer is not
just to have great IT systems, but also
to have personnel who are trained
to recognize the threats, giving the
IT department support in creating a
human firewall, " according to KnowBe4
(tinyurl.com/2yevmucn).
Protecting against a constantly
changing threat can be difficult but
not impossible. " One of the biggest
challenges for municipalities is trying
to deal with all the potential cyber
threats that are out there at one time, "
says Erich Kron, security awareness
advocate at KnowBe4. " They have
to be very selective in where they put
their resources because there is only
so much to go around. What these
organizations should do is look at the
cyber incidents that have been causing
them trouble. Everyone gets some
sort of cyber incidents, and it makes
sense for these organizations to look
at where most of these threats are
coming from and focus on how they
can deal with that " (see chart, p. 37).
" Most of the time, these organizations
are going to find out that email
phishing is their number one threat, "
continues Kron. Creating training
programs that teach people how to
spot phishing attempts and providing
a place to report them are key.
Also creating training programs that
" teach them some better hygiene,
such as how to make a secure password
and the reasons why you don't
reuse passwords across multiple places.
This is a big issue in cybersecurity
- someone uses a password in one
place, and that website gets breached.
Then they take that username and
password and try it in all these other
places. Concentrating on those things
that are the biggest threats can have
a significant impact in the security of
these organizations. "
So, whether you are a small or
large organization, or perhaps an individual
looking to keep your data
secure, defining good protocols -
like unique password selection and
two-factor authentication - coupled
Threats can come into our
systems in many ways. Being
prepared for those threats
requires diligence, up-to-date
information, and a trained and
committed workforce protecting
our digital environment.
with a keen eye to types of threats
you are vulnerable to, can make a
significant difference. Getting support
through cybersecurity consultants or
advisors and using resources available
from CISA can further your protection.
Threats can come into our systems
in many ways. Being prepared
for those threats requires diligence,
up-to-date information, and a trained
and committed workforce protecting
our digital environment.
Paula M. Jacoby-Garrett is a Freelance
Writer based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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