Cybercriminals frequently target municipal and county government organizations knowing they have limited resources for cybersecurity, but a wealth of data. Government organizations also often provide critical public services that, should they go offline, create chaos and a sense of urgency that cybercriminals can leverage for payment. This non-technical, easy-to-read guide is intended for public service managers to better understand how to plan for, prevent, and mitigate cyberattacks.

The guide reviews a number of common threats facing municipal and county government organizations, school districts, and law enforcement agencies (with real-world examples) and some affordable, easy-to-implement best practices that can help significantly reduce organizational cyber threat risk.