Deception technology is proving to be an innovative and successful approach for defending local governments against cybersecurity threats.
Tuning into the news, one might easily get the impression that local councils are disproportionately impacted by cybersecurity incidents compared to many other industry sectors.
Certainly in the US, municipal governments have proven easy targets for ransomware. Research shows 44% of them experience daily attack attempts, and a further 30% are unsure how many times their systems are being probed.
A perennial issue is that local governments are comparatively under-resourced compared to other levels of government, let alone compared to the private sector. While the federal government is steadily improving its defences, funding for cybersecurity drops off steeply at state and local levels.
Read the full article by Jim Cook, Attivo Networks ANZ Regional Director.