Government Security http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6604/more en 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> Access control system streamlines building access in Illinois village http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/access-control-system-streamlines-building-access-illinois-village <div class="field-byline"> Michael Keating &amp; Jason Axelrod </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Westmont, Ill., village officials chose the AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller for its building security needs. The system allows the village to keep its legacy card readers and keypads, door locks and door position sensors.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/access-control-system-streamlines-building-access-illinois-village" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/access-control-system-streamlines-building-access-illinois-village#comments Facilities Products at Work Homeland Security Security Government Security Security & Fire Control Technology Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:44:00 +0000 72851 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: The AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller and AXIS Entry Manager control building access in village facilities in&nbsp;Westmont, Ill.</p>