Ransomware Everywhere: Local & State Government Under Attack

Cyber defenders for cities, municipalities, port authorities and city agencies (large and small) are stuck between a rock and a ticking time bomb.

One city after another falls prey to a growing number of attackers. Those not yet struck await what seems inevitable. Their 3rd party cybersecurity assessments detail extensive risks that budgets do not adequately mitigate. And internal inertia slows and undermines what budgets might mitigate. An unsympathetic constituency may go nuclear after the loss of vital city services due to a ransomware attack.

Baltimore. Denver. New York City. Georgia’s Jackson County – and towns and town boards across the country – scramble to raise the funds to pay ransoms. Can your city or town afford a multi-million dollar ransom? How prepared are you for 8 Head-Turning Ransomware Attacks to Hit City Governments?

Hackers want:

  • ransom – and the amounts we are hearing from our clients are very significant
  • your data (they want the value of the data for numerous reasons)
  • to disrupt your city or municipality or to bring you down to wreak havoc

AppGuard, designed by and for the CIA and other 3-letter government agencies, is now being made available to corporations and organizations.  AppGuard shuts down attacks at the kernel level by using AppGuard’s groundbreaking, patented, preventive approach to stop malware and zero-day attacks in their tracks before they can cause any harm, providing better security without the need for detection and response to incidents.

Interested to see AppGuard in action in real-time and to hear what is happening to other cities and municipalities?  I’m happy to schedule a demo for you. Taking a look might make all the difference in preventing the inevitable.

PS Here’s a blog we wrote on lessons-learned from the attack on Baltimore.

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