Cyber Security

Risk & Insurance Symposium Update

By  Heather Hughes | 8/4/2022 7:30 am

The 2022 Risk & Insurance Symposium is only a few weeks away and is gearing up to be one of the best yet! This year’s Symposium is being held on August 24th - 26th at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs in Franklin, Tennessee.


2022 Risk & Insurance Symposium

By  Heather Hughes | 7/7/2022 7:00 am

We hope that everyone is as excited as we are for the 2022 Risk and Insurance Symposium! This year, we are rolling out numerous new sessions, features and activities.


Local Government Resources for Cyber Training

By  Halie Gallik | 4/7/2022 8:00 am

Although cyber security has been in the news for well over a decade now, attacks continue to happen, including to local governments. From phishing attacks to malicious emails or links, your employees need to understand how cyber criminals try to attack your organization.


Cyber Attack Resiliency

By  Halie Gallik | 11/2/2021 8:00 am

A Cyber Incident Response Plan (CIRP) ensures your local government can effectively plan for, respond to and recover from cyber attacks


Partnering for Success Webinar Series Launches

By  Heather Hughes | 10/1/2021 9:00 am

The Partnering for Success Webinar Series will be launching this month, and is designed to increase your knowledge on current risk management exposures and topics for public entities. All webinars are free for Public Entity (PE) Partners members. To register or learn more about the webinars, please CLICK HERE.


Webinar Series Launches for Fall 2021

By  Halie Gallik | 9/3/2021 4:00 pm

Join us for the Partnering for Success webinar series to increase your knowledge on current risk management exposures and topics for public entities. All webinars are free for PE Partners members.


Reducing Your Exposure to Cyber Attacks

By  Halie Gallik | 8/2/2021 2:00 pm

Your employees can be an asset or weakness in your cyber security program. Cyber criminals will often mimic co-workers as they attempt to trick your employees into clicking on links or giving away protected information by posing as a trusted individual or organization, a practice known as phishing.


Multifactor Authentication: An Added Layer of Protection Against Cyberattacks

By  Halie Gallik | 7/2/2021 8:00 am

Every day we hear of a new cyberattack in the news. From private businesses to public infrastructure, utilities and banking institutions — no one is spared from this threat. Unfortunately, the strength of your password alone is not enough to protect your organization’s sensitive data and systems from a cyberattack. Multifactor authentication is a tool implemented by many companies and organizations to protect data, systems and financial information. Multifactor authentication creates an added layer of security by requiring the user to have a password, along with a secondary way to verify the user’s identity. This could be a code texted to your phone, a token that generates a PIN or even facial recognition.


No Immunity From Cyberattacks

By  Heather Hughes | 6/3/2021 1:00 pm

Last month’s ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline resulted in a halt to all pipeline operations, causing significant gasoline shortages across the Eastern U.S. and panic buying across the Southeast, including Tennessee. The pipeline stretches 5,500 miles across 13 states and Washington D.C., and carries nearly half of the East Coast’s fuel supply — approximately 2.5 million barrels per day.


2021 Cybersecurity Spring Cleaning Checklist

By  Michael Aliperti, MS-ISAC Chair | 4/12/2021 1:40 pm

Spring is not just a good time for cleaning your house or apartment, it’s also a good time to clean up your technology and cyber footprint. Throughout the year, especially around the holidays and during tax season, you extend your cyber footprint by paying bills, shopping, using social media, and many other digital activities whether for business or pleasure. Spring cleaning your space is meant to improve the air quality after having it closed up all winter, and cleaning can improve your mood and remove a year’s worth of clutter. Cleaning your technology and cyber footprint can do the same thing; it removes clutter from your life while at the same time protecting you and your loved ones.