This blog is a repost from American City & County.

October is Cybersecurity Awareness month, and a time to reflect on what is new. Based on the Public Technology Institute’s (PTI) latest Cyber Survey of Cities and Counties, it comes as no surprise that cyber security once again tops the list of concerns. This year we find the threat landscape with increased dread as cyberattacks continue to rise in all sectors providing a sense of greater cyber insecurity. This also comes at a time when states are still mulling over the best methods to distribute the federal funds aimed at helping local governments better defend against attacks.

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