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LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND CYBERSECURITY WORKING WITH ALL THE STAKEHOLDERS
On the morning of March 22, Atlanta came under attack by cyber criminals who took the city government's data and systems hostage, demanding $51,000 in Bitcoin to decrypt the data. The ransomware attack was successful, and portions of the city’s digital infrastructure were compromised. Just a couple of days later, Baltimore’s 911 dispatch system was attacked and taken offline by hackers, seriously imperiling public safety in the community. These recent attacks are just the latest examples of cybercriminals targeting state and local governments.   BENJAMIN DYNKIN READ MORE