Two Ways State and Local Governments Can Use Federal Cybersecurity Funding

State Chief Information Officers (CIOs) are looking towards an uncertain future. The rising importance of hybrid work has created in equal parts tremendous opportunity and significant challenges. This upheaval has made many state and local governments prioritize creating an adequate…

GovCyberHub Podcast – Can government agencies get cyber insurance?

Large-scale cyberattacks are no longer rare in the news cycle. Your standard frontpage news is highlighting a new cyberattack seemingly every day due to the frequency and severity of the breaches of 2021. That’s because cyber threats are getting more…

GovCyberHub Podcast – What exactly IS cybersecurity insurance?

In our last GovCyberHub Podcast, we sat down with two experts from CrowdStrike – Deborah Blyth and Adam Cottini – to discuss the cyberthreat landscape facing state and local government agencies, and how the increased threat is making cybersecurity insurance…

GovCyberHub Podcast – Does the government need cyber insurance?

According to IBM’s annual “Cost of a Data Breach Report,” the average cost of a cyberattack in 2021, “…rose from $3.86 million to $4.24 million, the highest average total cost in the history of [the] report.” And that exponential increase…

CIO of the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office on the importance of executive buy-in to cyber initiatives

When we think about the types of companies and organizations that are often targets of cyberattacks, we tend to think about the companies with something that e-criminals want. These are crimes being perpetrated by criminals, after all. They wouldn’t take…