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NACo's First Ever Cyber Security Publication is Now Available

Posted Date: 
October 1, 2013

Under the leadership of NACo Immediate Past President Chris Rodgers, NACo continues its commitment to educating, preparing, and connecting county leaders with the tools and resources they need to prevent and mitigate the effects of a cyber-attack.

The Cyber for Counties Guidebook focuses on the specific needs of local elected officials and IT staff. It provides an in depth look at addressing the specific cyber threats that counties are facing, the resources available to them, and real solutions they can take to protect their critical infrastructures.

“For those counties out there that are looking for information on what to do and how to do it, this is a great first step,” said Rodgers, commissioner, Douglas County, Neb. “We want to put this guidebook in the hands of every county in this country.”

County governments are responsible for a wealth of information of interest to cyber attackers: financial accounts, personal information like Social Security and payment card numbers and much more.Counties also play an important role in homeland security, making them attractive targets for an attack that could disrupt airports, water systems, electrical grids, and other vital systems for which counties are responsible.

The Guidebook is NACo's kick-off to National Cyber Security Awareness Month. To view the guidebook please use the links above.  To learn more about Cyber Security Awareness Month, click the link below.

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