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Cybersecurity hygiene for first responder agencies

Posted: Dec. 7, 2017

In today’s world, almost everything is cyber-related, which means first responder, law enforcement, and justice organizations of every size should be aware of the potential vulnerabilities they might face and feel confident they are well-equipped to handle those threats. But we know: trainings that even hint of being related to “cyber” don’t sound fun or productive.

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If you’re not sure where to start, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Cyber Center has published a short white paper PDF 255 KB with a detailed list of cybersecurity hygiene steps an organization can take to successfully implement a cybersecurity awareness training program.

Stacey Wright, Senior Intel Program Manager, runs the Intel Team for the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) and co-authored this cybersecurity awareness training document with Michael Yu, a sergeant with the Montgomery County Department of Police. The paper explains common vulnerabilities and initial steps to proactively protect an agency’s infrastructure, in a way that most everyone can understand.

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