Unlocking Ransomware: Options, Outcomes, and Ethics

With our members providing a range of necessary public services that include water and wastewater treatment, health, fire and emergency services, parks and recreation, and more, public entities form high profile targets for cybercriminals who are aware of their vulnerabilities and ready to exploit them. This article features best practices for board members when dealing with ransomware.

  • March 16, 2021

    Microsoft Updates: Discontinued Browsers, Microsoft Exchange Vulnerabilities

    Microsoft has recently announced newly discovered vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Exchange Server. Support for the Edge Legacy browser has ended, while support for Internet Explorer 11 is soon to follow.

  • February 10, 2021

    Fraudulent Impersonation and Unemployment Scams on the Rise

    With unemployment levels in the United States at a current high, and the unemployment department overtaxed in managing unemployment claims, this area of the government is rife for scams. Here are some next steps to take if you have been a victim of unemployment benefits fraud.

  • January 30, 2021

    Cloud Information Security Tips

    Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in cloud security breaches, and it seems as if this trend will only continue. This article offers tips on ensuring better cloud security for your organization.

  • January 29, 2021

    2021 Coverages Roundup

    An overview of new coverage options for members in 2021, including updates for Drone Coverage, Identity Theft Coverage and Volunteer Accident Coverage.

  • January 27, 2021

    Top Five Social Media Security Risks

    Regardless of whether social media is a component of your district’s day-to-day operations, it’s definitely worth reviewing the risks to ensure that your data is as safe as possible. This article features some best practices for social media use.

  • January 26, 2021

    Board Meeting Cyber Discussions

    It is more important than ever to make sure the organizations you represent are prepared and actively discussing preventative tips and contingency plans relating to cybersecurity. Best practices featured in this article can help jumpstart your conversation on cybersecurity.

  • January 25, 2021

    In the Midst of a Ransomware Attack

    How one of our member districts, Roxborough Water and Sanitation, defeated a Ransomware attack. Also featuring a few CSD Pool resources for members to enhance and support your cybersecurity defenses.

  • January 24, 2021

    Staying Cyber-secure While Remote

    Working from home has become the new norm and requires additional cyber security considerations. Here are some best practices to help keep your home office as cyber-secure as the actual one.

  • January 23, 2021

    Crime or Cyber? How to Tell the Difference

    Depending on the incident, find out which coverage applies to you. This article offers a quick overview and comparison of cyber coverage, crime coverage, and public officials liability coverage.

  • January 22, 2021

    Safety Hero: Leading the Charge

    Walter Mack lays the foundation for Cherokee Metro’s safety culture. Be sure to nominate your own district’s safety hero for recognition in the Risk Management Review.