May 14, 2021
Do you know most cybersecurity breaches are financially motivated, perpetrated by external actors, feature hacking, and involve malware? Public entities are specifically targeted for ransomware attacks since they provide services to the public, resulting in additional pressure to pay the ransom. In addition, many times, public entities have lower levels of cybersecurity than other organizations. Even if your entity refuses to pay the ransom, the combination of lost or delayed revenue and costs to restore the systems can run into the millions.
Due to increased attacks and the sophistication of the attacks, the State of Michigan, through the Michigan Cyber Partners, identified a need to provide Michigan public entities with a low-cost, consistent method to assess their cyber maturity and guide the improvement of their cybersecurity posture. The program available through MiDEAL focuses on providing an assessment based upon the Center for Internet Security (CIS) CSAT system to help organizations assess their security maturity level.
Dewpoint (pre-approved contract vendor) works in conjunction with the public entity to provide the following:
Case Study – Cybersecurity Assessment
The client requested an independent cybersecurity assessment focusing on the following goals:
Client benefits as a result of the assessment:
As a Michigan headquartered IT company with a long history of providing services to local and state government, we provide experienced, certified security consultants to take a holistic view of your environment. Dewpoint understands the ever-changing cybersecurity environment and, under the MiDEAL program, provides a cost-effective solution to protect your entity. Click here to learn more about the MiDEAL Cybersecurity assessment program.