Cybersecurity and Resilient Counties
NACo has partnered with Acccenture to survey counties on their cybersecurity resiliency. This publication is a cumulation of focus groups and a survey.
The state of county cybersecurity
NACo and Accenture conducted research to better understand the state of county cybersecurity along four dimensions—
- Cyber strategy
- Cyber protection
- Cyber resilience
- Cyber ecosystem
—to gain insight into counties’ current risk environments. Our research included a representative sample of county leaders from across the country reached via electronic survey and focus groups.
The findings that follow highlight the urgency of addressing cybersecurity. We learned what keeps county leadership up at night, what types of mounting pressure these leaders face, and how related challenges, such as an increase in remote work, inform their approaches. Perhaps most important, these areas of focus help identify distinct opportunities counties can leverage to mitigate vulnerabilities and protect data, systems, and operations.
County Tech Xchange
The NACo County Tech Xchange is an online portal designed to connect county CIOs, IT Directors, CISOs, and other county IT leadership. This portal provides valuable resources in a central location that counties can use to improve their overall technology infrastructure.
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