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dc.contributor.authorNorris, Donald
dc.contributor.authorMateczun, Laura
dc.contributor.authorJoshi, Anupam
dc.contributor.authorFinin, Tim
dc.description17th European Conference on Digital Government.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we examine data from the first ever nationwide survey of cybersecurity among American local governments. We are particularly interested in understanding the threats to local government cybersecurity, their level of preparedness to address the threats, the barriers these governments encounter when deploying cybersecurity, the policies, tools and practices that they employ to improve cybersecurity and, finally, the extent of awareness of and support for high levels of cybersecurity within their organizations. We found that local governments are under fairly constant cyberattack and are periodically breached. They are not especially well prepared to prevent cyberattacks or to recover when breached. The principal barriers to local cybersecurity are financial and organizations. Although a number of polices, tools and practices to improve cybersecurity, few local governments are making wide use of them. Last, local governments suffer from too little awareness of and support for cybersecurity within their organizationsen_US
dc.format.extent8 pagesen_US
dc.genreconference papers and proceedingsen_US
dc.identifier.citationDonald Norris,, Cybersecurity Challenges to American Local Governments, Proceedings of 17th European Conference on Digital Government, 2017,
dc.relation.isAvailableAtThe University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
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dc.relation.ispartofUMBC Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Department
dc.relation.ispartofUMBC Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis & Research (MIPAR)
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dc.subjectcybersecurity barrieren_US
dc.subjectcybersecurity policiesen_US
dc.subjectpractices and toolsen_US
dc.subjectlocal government cybersecurityen_US
dc.subjectlocal government cyberattacken_US
dc.subjectlocal government cyber incidenten_US
dc.subjectlocal government data breachen_US
dc.subjectUMBC Ebiquity Research Groupen_US
dc.titleCybersecurity Challenges to American Local Governmentsen_US

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