IBM Offers Free Cybersecurity Training to Local Governments

Government Technology: Dozens of local government officials from across the country this fall will subject themselves to the heart-pounding, panic-inducing feeling of being the victim of a cyberattack. Willingly.

Cyberattack simulations are part of a series of free trainings specifically for municipal officials that IBM Security is hosting to give them a taste of what it’s like to be attacked, so they can prepare. It’s one of the latest ways local officials and cybersecurity companies are reacting to the persistent threat of cyberattacks that is the price of living in a digital world. Ransomware alone has hit more than 70 local and state governments this year.

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