Don't Compromise Your Government Security
Cyber attacks can strike at any time and at any city, state or local government level. It's not suprising that losing months worth of data and spending millions of dollars for upgraded security are two of the biggest challenges to overcome. In just the last few years, we’ve seen attacks against city, state and local governments skyrocket – just take a look at the timeline below!
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(law enforcement/emergency services/utilities/payroll)
Brute-force ransomware attack that encrypted government servers and impacted various internal and customer-facing applications
including the Atlanta PD.
Suffered a breach imapcting the city's CAD system, focing dispatch workers to handle calls manually and taking the dispatch system offline for over 17 hours.
April - May 2018
(law enforcement & emergency services)
The Riverside Police AND Fire Departments were struck with ransomware leading to compromised networks and a ransomware infection.
Experienced a cyberattack on their "pay online" site for water bills and utilities that exposed the information of as many as 10,000 residents.
Oct - Dec 2018
Police department detected suspicious network activity and discoverd malware on their network that houses PII on their residents and financial data.
Victim of a cyber theft of $498,000 as the attacker was able to breach the city's 3rd-party payroll service provider and reroute direct deposits of about 200 employee paychecks.
Single ransomware attack cost the city $10 million in technological upgrades and $8.2 million in lost revenue.
Riviera Beach, FL
Police department employee opened a malicious email introducing a virus into the city's computer network shutting down email and direct deposit services.
Los Angeles, CA
IT agency supporting the LAPD was contacted by a malicious actor who gained access and downloaded the PII of 2500 LAPD officers, trainees and recruits AND 17,500 job applicants.
Ransomware attack disabled Jupiter's digital services including email, utility billing, online payment and record requests for weeks as worked to get backups online.