Entries by Wanda Tallant

Disaster Planning for Local Governments

August 26, 2019 (Lubbock, Texas) End of summer brings a number of things to mind – back to school, Labor Day holidays, and preparing for cooler weather. It also brings on hurricane season, with tornadoes and flooding. Scorching summer heat may also bring a heightened fire season, which can whip through unexpectedly at any time. Having a disaster plan in place is critical for local government entities – most likely multiple plans should be created […]

Local Governments Facing Down Ransomware Attacks

August 20, 2019 (Lubbock, Texas) Federal cybersecurity agencies are partnering with state government associations to urge both state and local governments to be vigilant and take action to guard their information systems from the burgeoning incidents of ransomware attacks. Ransomware attacks have cost businesses, and now local governments, millions in lost revenues, ransom fees, and other damage in recent years. Affected municipalities include larger cities like Baltimore, Maryland, and Atlanta, Georgia. But recently, that trend […]