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Security service providers need to target the overstretched security of state and local governments—less than 40% of US local government and state staff are prepared to combat ransomware

Mar 18, 2020 Callum Moore

Ransomware has been making big headlines recently; the attacks are growing in number and complexity, and they are approaching from a variety of vectors. The latest areas dark forces are targeting are local and state governments. Over 100 cities across the United States have suffered attacks from ransomware, and the threat is global, with two local British borough councils in northern England falling victim in early February 2020.

 

With this wave of ransomware hitting local government organizations hard, security service providers should be looking to step forward to plug the evident security gaps that the cybercriminals have exposed.

 

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