Let the Cyberstone Team Help You Keep Sensitive Information Safe
Municipalities face a number of unique challenges. They have many different departments and often many different hardware and software platforms with differing cybersecurity capabilities. In fact, standardization of technology, security policies, and procedures within an organization are often never achieved, meaning that one — or many — facets of your organization could be compromised. Cyber attacks to emergency services, police, government, and public utilities can result in public safety concerns, public outcry, and recovery costs totaling millions of dollars.
The stakes are high, and you can’t afford to settle for the average cybersecurity company. Read more about the cybersecurity services offered at Cyberstone below and contact our team to learn more about how we can help you protect your municipality.
Municipalities face a variety of stringent and constantly changing compliance requirements. Various departments within a municipality may accept credit cards, leading to PCI-DSS compliance concerns. Police departments must follow CJIS rules. All departments must have a level of cybersecurity governance in place tuned to the unique risk factors facing their department and the municipality as a whole.
As a leading cybersecurity service provider, we can tell you with confidence that meeting and keeping up with the latest laws and regulations is difficult in a single sector, let alone a multifaceted municipality. When you consider the number of entities and security differences discussed above, becoming fully compliant — or even developing consistent practices across your organization — can feel like a monumental task. We can also tell you with confidence that the three-pronged approach to security and compliance outlined below has helped various municipalities across the country achieve consistency, compliance, and peace of mind.
Cyberstone’s Approach to Municipality Security And Compliance Is As Follows:
Assess: To know where you’re going, you must know where you currently stand. To do security right, you need a baseline from which to work. Only then can you focus your efforts on reducing your unique risk.
Policy: With a baseline established, and using your mission and vision statements as inputs, you are now ready to write cybersecurity policies that will guide employee behavior and to control risks associated with cyber incidents.
Technical Controls: Now that you know where you stand and have a written plan for going from an area of high-risk to an area of lower-risk, it’s time to implement technical controls. Spending money on things like firewalls, content filtering, and data loss prevention should only occur after you have spent time on the previous two items.
Why Work With the Cyberstone Team?
Your municipality stands to lose a lot from a cybersecurity breach. Lost data may not be able to be recovered; the public could lose trust in your institution; and one wrong move could cost you millions of dollars in the long run.
At Cyberstone, our mission is to provide cutting-edge cybersecurity services across the nation. Whether your staff could use in-depth training about cybersecurity best practices or you’d like to overhaul your processes and improve security from top to bottom, you can count on Cyberstone for support, guidance, and industry-leading cybersecurity.
Contact us to learn more about how we can help you protect your organization.