Government Security http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6604/more en Ransomware attack causes outages across Atlanta city servers http://americancityandcounty.com/government-security/ransomware-attack-causes-outages-across-atlanta-city-servers <div class="node-body article-body">The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security are investigating a ransomware attack that struck Atlanta city servers on March 22.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/government-security/ransomware-attack-causes-outages-across-atlanta-city-servers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/government-security/ransomware-attack-causes-outages-across-atlanta-city-servers#comments Government Security Mon, 26 Mar 2018 05:24:00 +0000 81351 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Keisha_Lance_Bottoms.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> 5 ways to address election system weaknesses for cities and counties http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/5-ways-address-election-system-weaknesses-cities-and-counties <div class="node-body blog-body">Eric Hodge, director of consulting for identity and data defense company CyberScout, explains how local governments can beef up their election systems.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/5-ways-address-election-system-weaknesses-cities-and-counties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/5-ways-address-election-system-weaknesses-cities-and-counties#comments Government Security Viewpoints Wed, 08 Nov 2017 15:28:00 +0000 80151 at http://americancityandcounty.com How to detect and mitigate fraud http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-detect-and-mitigate-fraud <div class="node-body blog-body">ACL Chief Product Officer Dan Zitting explains how governments can improve fraud detection and lessen its prevalence.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-detect-and-mitigate-fraud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-detect-and-mitigate-fraud#comments Government Security Viewpoints Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:59:00 +0000 79181 at http://americancityandcounty.com Data breach notification statutes http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/data-breach-notification-statutes <div class="node-body blog-body">Attorney Shannon T. O'Connor discusses why municipal governments should obtain data protection and understand how liability is affected in data breaches.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/data-breach-notification-statutes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/data-breach-notification-statutes#comments Government Security Viewpoints Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:45:00 +0000 78801 at http://americancityandcounty.com How government entities can limit their exposure to liability http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-government-entities-can-limit-their-exposure-liability <div class="node-body blog-body">Attorney Kelly Telfeyan describes measures government agencies can take to avoid being exposed to liability</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-government-entities-can-limit-their-exposure-liability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-government-entities-can-limit-their-exposure-liability#comments Government Security Viewpoints Wed, 12 Jul 2017 18:55:00 +0000 78551 at http://americancityandcounty.com The weakest link in your cybersecurity chain http://americancityandcounty.com/records-management/weakest-link-your-cybersecurity-chain <div class="field-deck"> Cyberattacks are increasing in sophistication and severity, but the best defense may not be technological at all. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cyberattacks are increasing in sophistication and severity, but the best defense may not be technological at all.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/records-management/weakest-link-your-cybersecurity-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/records-management/weakest-link-your-cybersecurity-chain#comments Government Security Records Management Tue, 30 May 2017 20:40:00 +0000 77831 at http://americancityandcounty.com The growing threat of ransomware http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/growing-threat-ransomware <div class="node-body blog-body">NIC Director of Information Security Rodney Caudle explains how government agencies can best guard against the threat of ransomware.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/growing-threat-ransomware" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/growing-threat-ransomware#comments Smart Communities Government Security Viewpoints Wed, 24 May 2017 18:08:00 +0000 77771 at http://americancityandcounty.com Hacker sounds Dallas weather sirens for 95 minutes http://americancityandcounty.com/government-security/hacker-sounds-dallas-weather-sirens-95-minutes <div class="node-body article-body">A hacker created a cacophonous symphony using all 156 of Dallas’ weather sirens as his instruments. The tumult lasted over an hour and a half Friday night and went on until early Saturday morning.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/government-security/hacker-sounds-dallas-weather-sirens-95-minutes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/government-security/hacker-sounds-dallas-weather-sirens-95-minutes#comments Broadband Government Security Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:26:00 +0000 77081 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A tornado siren. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Emergency_Tornado_Siren_-_Sauk_Rapids,_Minnesota_(25367993135).jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Coupler lock helps halt trailer theft http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/coupler-lock-helps-halt-trailer-theft <div class="node-body article-body">BOLT's off-vehicle coupler lock secures a trailer when it's not attached to a vehicle. The product helps prevent costly trailer theft.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/coupler-lock-helps-halt-trailer-theft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/coupler-lock-helps-halt-trailer-theft#comments Fleets Fleets Government Security Public Safety Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:35:00 +0000 75811 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: The off-vehicle coupler lock from BOLT.</p> Keating Report: mid-year 2016 forecast on government budgets and spending—Part 4 http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/keating-report-mid-year-2016-forecast-government-budgets-and-spending-part-4 <div class="field-deck"> What technology applications are governments adopting? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Governments are embracing the cloud, phone apps for parking and electronic security as we wrap up 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/keating-report-mid-year-2016-forecast-government-budgets-and-spending-part-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/keating-report-mid-year-2016-forecast-government-budgets-and-spending-part-4#comments Government Security Security & Fire Control Technology Technology Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:14:00 +0000 74561 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: A screenshot of a GovDelivery report that the company provides through its digital communications platform to public sector agencies. The firm serves over 1,000 public sector organizations globally.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>