Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is the defense against hostile attacks by spammers, hackers, and cybercriminals against internet connected devices and services. It is recommended that municipalities employ this technique to guard against identity theft, ransomware attacks, phishing scams, data breaches, and monetary losses.

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Cybersecurity Checklist for Municipalities

Check out the latest Cybersecurity Checklist to keep your municipality safe. 

 

The Mississippi Office of Homeland Security Grant

The Mississippi Office of Homeland Security's State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program closes April 30th! State and local entities are encouraged to complete the attached survey and interest form to receive a portion of the $6.7 million available to combat the ever-increasing number of cybersecurity risks. Contact mohsgrants@dps.ms.gov or aknight@mmlonline.com for more information! 

 

 The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Updates

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced a new dedicated webpage with cybersecurity resources to support communities at heightened risk of digital security threats. If you have any questions about what CISA provides to municipalities, please contact Greg Mallette at, william.mallette@cisa.dhs.gov. Greg is the State Cybersecurity Coordinator for Mississippi.

 

Austin's Insider Update

Check out my latest Insider Update on how identifying spoof emails and protecting your organizations data from potential threats.