City managers know the value of cybersecurity.
ICMA suggests having an awareness plan to ensure optimum safety and be ready to act on any threats or attacks. Browse our list of tips to ensure that your systems are running securely and invulnerably:
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Invest In Training
With so many other projects to focus on, cyber security can easily become a back-burner subject, but it's important! Ensure that your employees are properly trained on what to look for in the event of a cyber attack and how to react to it.
Clear Policies & Procedures
Your staff can only act appropriately if they know what your office's current policies and procedures are. Make sure they are up-to-date on these and encourage them to report any odd issues or concerns regarding web security.
Reporting in a Timely Manner
You can minimize damage and loss by ensuring that if an attack occurs, your staff alerts you of the problem right away.
Online hackers are always trying to find loopholes in government systems, and they work hard at it. Regular, clear sessions regarding cyberattacks should be held around 3-4 times a year just to be sure that every employee is committed to keeping your systems safe.
Enact a Drill
Test a cyberattack scenario so that your staff can see firsthand what to look for and how to handle it.
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