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Aug 2017 | Technology Issue

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING CYBER SAFE IN THE MODERN MUNICIPALITY
STEFANIE FISHER, PSD RESEARCH

Municipalities are becoming increasingly dependent on information technology networks to house critical infrastructure (CI) sectors, which greatly increases the chance of service disruption from a cyber-attack. But, with several other issues at the forefront of municipal agendas, cyber security has remained a very low priority for many communities. The mentality is often, “why would someone want to hack into our systems?” However, the unfortunate reality is that small communities are targets, due to their lack of security and ownership of key CI networks.

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