More US cities invest in cyber insurance, but costs are rising
In a new survey, 59 percent of local government technology leaders say their cybersecurity budget increased this year, but 58 percent say it is still not enough to support security and cloud initiatives.
In the research from the Public Technology Institute (PTI), part of the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), only 27 percent of respondents said their local leaders were “very engaged” with cyber policies, while 51 percent said they were “somewhat engaged” and 22 percent said leaders were not engaged at all.
“Cybersecurity is critical to all organisations and especially to local governments,” said Dr Alan Shark, Executive Director of PTI. “The results of this year’s survey show that local technology leaders continue to struggle with budgets and with bringing more local officials into the decision-making process when it comes to cybersecurity programmes.”