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Cybersecurity remains a growing concern for federal, state, and local government agencies. The threat level is especially high for local governments, who lack the resources and funds of larger state and federal agencies. An attack on government systems can compromise the data of employees and residents, place crucial files under ransom with the threat of deletion, and hinder critical services. In October of 2016, a cyber attacker managed to paralyze 911 call centers in 12 states for more than 12 hours. In the most extreme cases, cyber attacks on government agencies can be a matter of life and death. A 2016 ICMA survey of government CIOs found that 44% of them experienced attempted cyber attacks to their systems at least daily. Many are seeing the volume of attacks increasing.
The good news is that Compass IT Compliance has you covered. With a robust service offering focused on information security combined with our extensive work with government agencies, Compass is ready and willing to help you mitigate your risk!
Assist your organization in identifying your risks related to people, process, and technology and make recommendations on how you can mitigate your risk through improving controls, both physical and logical, within your organization
Identify technical vulnerabilities in computers and networks, as well as weaknesses in policies and practices related to the operation of these systems
Follow industry best practices and methodologies to identify potential threats, pinpointing the devices that could be compromised, and provide you with a detailed, prioritized remediation plan so you can bolster your defenses, before an attack comes your way
Identify gaps and weaknesses in the controls you have established related to the latest version of the PCI Data Security Standard
Written by our highly experienced IT security and compliance professionals