Cybersecurity Resources

What are Maryland Municipalities doing?



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Websites and Articles

Do you need Cyber Liability Protection? See what the Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT) has to offer.
http://www.lgit.org/747/Cyber-Coverage 

Managing Cyber Threats on a Small Budget?  Check out this article from the National League of Cities (NLC): https://www.nlc.org/article/2019/10/29/managing-cyber-threats-on-a-small-budget/

Want to make cybersecurity a focus for the new year?  Here's a 21 tips for 2021 white paper from ConvergeOne solutions: http://www.mdmunicipal.org/DocumentCenter/View/7782/21-Cybersecurity-Tips-for-2021

Don't fall prey to user error; create a cyber-secure culture.  Here's an article with five steps to advance your municipality's cybersecurity efforts: https://www.tylertech.com/resources/blog-articles/five-steps-to-a-cybersecurity-culture

Cybersecurity Is Not (Just) a Tech Problem - This Harvard Business Review article talks about how leaders can create a trusting environment to help prevent cybersecurity issues. https://hbr.org/2021/01/cybersecurity-is-not-just-a-tech-problem?ab=hero-subleft-3

ICMA's 64-page Cybersecurity Report. Check out page 14 for how to put a plan in place for your town.
https://icma.org/sites/default/files/18-038%20Cybersecurity-Report-hyperlinks-small-101617.pdf

Washington State has a great Municipal Research Center.  They have a page dedicated to cybersecurity resources for municipalities that's worth checking out.  http://mrsc.org/Home/Explore-Topics/Public-Safety/Cybersecurity/Cybersecurity

What does the State of Maryland offer?  Check out the Department of Information Technology's (DoIT) page: https://doit.maryland.gov/cybersecurity/Pages/default.aspx

Blogging of Cyber-Security Resources.  The National Cybersecurity Center is a nonprofit for cyber innovation and awareness based in Colorado Springs.  It includes a variety of resources including their blog. https://cyber-center.org/blog/