As the guardian of the public’s trust, it is your agency’s responsibility and constant challenge to protect the personal information you hold. You also need to protect your agency from phishing attacks, ransomware and Business Email Compromise (BEC).
We can help you guard against the acts of criminal hackers, hacktivists, insiders and foreign states.Read our Industry Brief
All it takes is one successful cyber attack to expose citizen data, take services offline, and cause devastating financial damage.
Safeguard the communities you serve. Implement a multi-layered cyber-security strategy that provides the most sophisticated advanced threat protection your organization can get, delivered in the simplest way possible.
Role: Employee for City of Grentsville.
Mistake: Opens an attachment in an email that seems to come from a city vendor.
Result: The malicious attachment unleashes a ransomware attack that infiltrates the city’s network and brings down its technology systems.
1. Pay the Ransom - No Guarantees
2. Rebuild Servers from Data Backups
US ransomware attacks, 2019 costs
Average cost of a ransomware incident
Average time to recover from an attack
Role: Payroll Administrator for the City of Hopskips.
Mistake: Receives an email ‘from a vendor’ with a detailed invoice and instructions to use an updated account/routing number; initiates the wire transfer for the balance owed.
Result: Transfers money directly to the hacker.
Average cost of a data breach for Education (U.S.)
Average cost of a data breach per employee
Average cost per record breached for Education
Role: Employee at a state agency.
Receives an email ‘from IT’ to update his log-in credentials; clicks on the link and enters his information on a website that looks legit.
Result: The hacker uses stolen credentials to access the state’s network.
Threats and data leaks that start with an employee
Organizations suffer negative impacts from an email-borne attack
People can’t identify a sophisticated phishing attack
“Numerous phishing attacks, malicious web links and ransomware attachments have all been sandboxed by Mimecast before they can cause any interruption on our business.”
State & Local Government
“The features and functionality from Mimecast allow me to quickly, at a glance, see possible incoming threats and quickly and efficiently monitor our email during threat occurrences. Mimecast is also always fine-tuning their features to stay a step ahead. The cost versus the benefit provided a lot of value to our organization.”
Ronald Barret, Chief Information Officer,
City of Marietta GA and Marietta Board of Lights and Water
Mimecast understands the unique challenges that our state and local government customers face. We are dedicated to serving your needs. Let us protect your environment so you can focus on delivering essential public services to your constituents.
Prevents Phishing Attacks and Malware from getting to users’ inboxes.
Reduces Risk of malicious attachments and URLs.
Applies Best-practice Inspections to all email, including inbound, internal, and outbound.Learn more
Easy And Quick video-based modules delivered monthly that take less than 5 minutes to complete.
Engaging laugh-out-loud funny security awareness training that your employees enjoy rather than dread.
Effective micro-learning approach improves cyber awareness, sharpens cyber security reflexes, and reduces the risk of an innocent but devastating mistake.Learn more
Protects Online Activity without impacting productivity.
Reduces “Shadow IT” by limiting the use of risky sites and unsanctioned applications.
Keeps Users Safe On Any Device whether they are using a PC, tablet or smart phone.Learn more
Prevents Loss of Critical Data as a last line of defense against ransomware.
Supports Rapid Recovery of data and service restoration after an attack.
Provides Point in Time Data Recovery of emails, files, and contacts.Learn more