Local Government

Protecting personal information of citizens

The Challenge

Local government organizations collect and store a significant amount of personal data and identifiable information to deliver public services. However, mounting cyberattacks on local councils coupled with ongoing fiscal pressures have exposed critical IT security vulnerabilities which increase the risk of personal citizen data being compromised.

This personal data is not only highly sensitive, but also extremely profitable on the black-market and is easily exploited by well organized cyber criminals. Without a layered cyber defense approach, councils risk devastating impacts on local service delivery, loss of public trust and punitive regulatory fines for failure to secure personal data of the public they serve. 

 

Mimecast Solution

Mimecast cyber resilience solutions protect local government organizations against external attacks and internal threats. Mimecast’s advanced email security defends against spear-phishing, ransomware and impersonation attacks. Advanced data leak prevention stops sensitive information from being shared with unauthorized staff or third parties, while aiding regulatory compliance such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Mimecast Internal Email Protect identifies internal threats and prevents the spread of malware through malicious URLs and weaponized attachments. When primary email systems go down, Mimecast delivers uninterrupted email access via Outlook, web, mobile and Mac to maintain productivity. 

Mimecast's email services help:

Recovering From a Ransomware Attack

Neil Murray, Mimecast's co-founder and CTO, discusses the impact of a ransomware attack and how an organization can recover after an attack.

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Ebook

Resetting Your Email Security Strategy

It’s no secret that organizations find themselves the target of increasingly sinister and highly …


Share Confidential Information Securely

Detect personal and sensitive information being sent externally and automatically apply encryption. Protect and share confidential information securely both internally and externally, while demonstrating best endeavors for GDPR.

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HIMSS Survey Infographic: The Health of Email Security

What do healthcare IT and security leaders think about email cyber threats? What are their most vital concerns …


Stopping the Biggest Threats

91% of attacks by sophisticated cybercriminals start through email.

Most gateway solutions stop spam and viruses, but fail to address spear-phishing, ransomware and targeted threats –the biggest threats facing local government organizations.

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Whitepaper

Mimecast Cyber Resilience for Email Technical Deep Dive

Email. It’s the number-one business application used by organizations. It’s also the number-one method used to …


Datasheet

Mimecast D1 - DLP & Content Security

Mimecast’s massively scalable cloud platform allows you to solve your most complex regulatory and compliance …


A Sound Continuity Strategy

Even the most secure, well-planned email systems go down.

With Mimecast C1, an immediate failover means email flow is not interrupted in the event of a mail server outage or planned maintenance. A sound cyber continuity strategy focuses not just on combating cyberattacks but ensuring council staff remain connected during and after an attack to maintain services to citizens. 

 

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Ebook

Cyber Resilience Preparedness. Expert Insight, Tips and Guidance

Navigating a turbulent cybersecurity climate can be hard – especially as threats like Petya and WannaCry …


Case Study

End user awareness day at Alexander Forbes

End user awareness day at Alexander Forbes


Blog Post

Healthcare Orgs Don’t Have to Fear the Cloud: Mimecast HIPAA Compliance Verified

Cybercriminals use email as a gateway for data breaches. This is not old news. New cyberattacks happen almost daily across all industries. The bad news is, the speed of innovation for email threats has skyrocketed in the last year. If you don’t …


Supports Regulatory Compliance Regimes

Regulatory compliance regimes like the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may be imposing and onerous, as organization determine the best way to institute controls to manage personal data in email, which include individual consent, subject access rights, the right to be forgotten, and data portability.

This can also be an opportune time to clean out old databases and collecting the right information with due consent, leading to better customer engagement.

Mimecast provides numerous ways to help simplify GDPR compliance.

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Solution Brief

Cyber Resilience for Email

Email is the number-one application that organizations depend on for communications. Unfortunately, it is also …


Blog Post

Stop Email Threats in Healthcare IT

Breaches in Healthcare: Lessons Learned From HIMSS18 It’s hard to believe that Health IT Conference, HIMSS18, has already come and gone. I feel like my ears are still ringing from the constant dinging of the Venetian slot machines! The conference is…