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Minimum Baseline of Cybersecurity for Municipalities

Goal 4: Secure Technology Environment and Best Practices


Goal 4Benefits - Reduce threat of cybersecurity incidents and minimize incident impacts

How - Begin to secure your technology environment and improve your municipal resiliency with practical first steps through implementation of security best practices, such as APPLICATION WHITE LISTING, an annual vulnerability assessment, firewall implementation/maintenance, regular backups, system updates, and inventory control. 

   

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Resources

Item/Document Description Link Access
MassCyberCenter – General Best Practices  Links to general best practices guides and government agencies for the latest alerts, prevention tips, and ways to ensure your organization stays cyber resilient https://masscybercenter.org/cyber-resilient-massachusetts/resources-support-cyber-resiliency All

SCCIC

South Carolina Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Program

Free services for local government to access basic cybersecurity by discovering, assessing and identifying cybersecurity gaps that could impact IT systems that support essential business functions https://cybersc.us/resources/MASC/SC%20CIC%20Service%20Menu%202022.pdf Free to all municipalities


Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Cyber Essentials A guide for leaders of small businesses, as well as leaders of small and local government agencies, to develop an actionable understanding of where to start implementing organizational cybersecurity practices https://www.cisa.gov/publication/cisa-cyber-essentials All
Center for Internet Security (CIS) Controls A series of 18 foundational and advanced cybersecurity controls to quickly establish the protections providing the highest payoff in an organizations https://www.cisecurity.org/controls/cis-controls-list/




The SC Cyber Association , a 501(c)(6) non-profit that provides professional development and connection opportunities in the Palmetto State.


The SC Cyber Foundation , a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides funding for cyber education in the Palmetto State.


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