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How municipalities keep citizens’ integrity and privacy safe

10 Dec 2019

Ransomware attacks on municipalities and similar organisations are more frequent than ever. The attacks can block all computers, and thus all digital communication, with the attacker demanding a huge ransom to unblock them. Avoiding digital communication is hardly an option in today's world. The only way to protect digital communication and not fall victim to these attacks is to work with cybersecurity in a consistent and structured way. 

Integrity and privacy are attacked

Almost all information is digital today; convenient in many ways. Municipalities deal with much sensitive digital information; private information that unauthorised persons should be able to see. A ransomware attack can change this in a second – resulting in that citizens’ integrity and privacy no longer is safe.

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Cybersecurity – your responsibility towards your citizens

To avoid falling victim to ransomware attacks, consistent and structured work with cybersecurity is necessary. This is emphasised in new legislation with higher demands on information security. Cybersecurity is simply your responsibility and the only viable way to secure municipalities’ digital communication.

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Obtain security insight – the start of keeping integrity and privacy safe

The first step to working proactively with cybersecurity is to obtain security insight through a risk and security analysis. Based on the analysis, it is possible to evaluate the requirements to make sure that the right level of security is defined according to the identified challenges.

Read the Advenica case “Securing municipalities' digital communication” and learn more about:

  • millions of reasons why you should invest in cybersecurity
  • new legislation that sets higher demands on information security
  • how to obtain security insight
  • how you keep your citizens’ integrity and privacy safe

Find the case here.
 

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