Municipalities

Municipalities are the new target of cyber criminals.

This is how city hall fights back.

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Malicious hackers are infiltrating the network databases of cities and towns at a stunning rate. Ransomware, denial of service, breaches and hacking are becoming ever more common at a municipal level, leaving local governments vulnerable to attacks that could harm them on an unprecedented scale.

 

Challenge

Due to the overwhelming number of connected devices, and the public’s reliance on open internet connections, municipalities are under ever increasing cybersecurity exposure and risk, yet few have the necessary network management resources to mitigate it.

As new technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and SCADA networks come online, the scale of vulnerability in public agency networks will continue to multiply. Cyber best practices are needed to ensure safety and continuity, yet the realities of budget constraints, lack of internal expertise and limited means to prepare for a cyberattack are making progress highly difficult.

To help municipalities overcome these obstacles in the most cost-effective manner possible, Cytellix is pleased to offer the same cybersecurity solution that monitors the network perimeter of the U.S. Department of Defense — as a managed service subscription that’s affordable for cities of any size.

Solution

Cytellix has developed the only solution in the industry that can assess, identify and detect known and “unknown” threats in any enterprise environment, while providing complete network visibility.

Our leading-edge scanning technology continuously monitors network connections and activity in real time, serving as the first line of defense in identifying and addressing potential threats, while ensuring continuity through any changes.

When a threat is detected, we can immediately evaluate and identify any network leaks or “unknown” assets and their posture, along with prevention recommendations and optional remediation services. Among the common threats identified are data leaks, segmentation, rogue connections, bad actor site connections and high-risk open ports.

For true visibility, our solution deploys a cloud-based, agent-less sensor that determines and monitors the total state of a network, including individual connected devices as well as the effective topology of the network itself. These subsystems create a sensor network that collectively reveals nominal and nefarious behavior throughout, ensuring real-time awareness and instant notification of suspect activity.

Advantages

By combining proactive situational awareness with total visibility of complex networks, Cytellix safeguards the entire municipality — and all of its connected devices — while maintaining compliance with a range of regulatory requirements, including PCI DSS, HIPAA, NIST and FERPA. Other key advantages include:

  • Complete, organization-wide view of all network and security activity in real time
  • Insight into abnormal activities and devices on the network via cyber analytics
  • Stronger security and compliance via a complete, centralized network asset inventory
  • Streamlined compliance and reporting through automated audit processes
  • Accurate and simplified reports with no burden on network or security teams

Supporting this is an industry-leading core methodology that includes:

CYTELLIX SERVICES

  • Governance
  • Information Assurance
  • Operational Security
  • Cybersecurity Managed Services (SAAS)

CYTELLIX SOLUTIONS

  • Network Situational Awareness
  • Complete Enterprise Visibility
  • Continuous Monitoring
  • Cyber Analytics
  • Scaling and Integration
 
 

Action

Strengthening the security and preparedness of every American city is vital to our national security as well as economy. To explore how we can assist your municipality, and to schedule a no-cost assessment of your current cybersecurity posture, contact us.

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