Nine Cybersecurity Best Practices for Local Governments

In its 2024 Cyber Threat Report, SonicWall found an alarming rise in malicious intrusion attempts and malware attacks, underscoring the heightened vulnerability of local governments. A common predicament compounds this situation: Many municipalities are under-resourced, […]

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Unpacking the U.S. Cybersecurity Executive Order

Amid the 2021 wave of frequent, high-profile ransomware attacks on U.S. organizations, the White House issued its “Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity.” Section 3 of the order states: “The federal government must adopt […]

Cybersecurity is Infrastructure

With the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act’s passing, state and local governments move to secure themselves against rampant cyberattacks. When President Joe Biden signed into law the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act’s in […]

The State of Cybersecurity Funding for State and Local Government

Congress recognizes a national cybersecurity crisis. SonicWall has a plan to help state and local governments with proposals and procurement. With dozens of high-profile cybersecurity attacks still fresh in everyone’s mind, U.S. Senate negotiators are […]

The Halfway Point: How Cybercrime Has Impacted Government in 2021

In August, the bipartisan U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs released an update on the state of cybersecurity among federal agencies. The report, “Federal Cybersecurity: America’s Data Still at Risk,” noted that, […]