Minimum Baseline of Cybersecurity for Municipalities

Minimum Baseline of Cybersecurity for Municipalities

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For municipalities, technology offers the opportunity to make citizens’ lives less stressful by providing easy ways to pay tax bills and parking tickets, and efficient ways to issue permits and other services.  However, with today’s enhanced technologies, the threat of a cyber attack on the municipality has increased, and municipalities are wondering how to manage IT costs while better protecting themselves. 

The purpose of defining a Minimum Baseline of Cybersecurity for Municipalities is to encourage municipalities to improve their cybersecurity posture, inspire collaboration, and engage with other cities and towns to strengthen cybersecurity resiliency. These “basics” can be done fairly inexpensively, but require an investment of time for municipal employees.

START HERE: Watch Introduction Video to Learn More About the "Basics" of Cybersecurity


Click on the following hexagon graphics to advance to each individual goal for achieving a minimum baseline of cybersecurity.





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