Surveys Show US Local Governments Must Do More to Address Their Cyber Insecurity

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Cyberattacks on organizations and institutions have unfortunately become commonplace, and the 90,000 local governments in the US are often targets for these incidents. Taking data from local government surveys, William Hatcher, Donald F. Norris, Laura Mateczun, MPA program director Wesley L. Meares, and MAISS faculty member, John Heslen assess the current state of cybersecurity in state and local government, finding that these organizations are in fact practicing cyber insecurity. Considering these findings, they make a number of recommendations, including better funding for cybersecurity measures in local government budgets, and improved staff training and management practices.

Read the full article in the London School of Economics here.

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