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Small Town But Not Too Small To Fail

After a chaotic summer of coordinated ransomware attacks against municipal governments, resulting in disruption of critical services to citizens, some refreshing news from Rhode Island of a small town whose hard work and infrastructure investments have paid off.


East Greenwich suffered an attack last week but was able to activate their Incident Response Plan and limit the infection propagation. Despite 75% of the town’s servers being impacted by the attack, the IT department was able to quickly notify all town departments to disconnect computers and systems from the internal network and begin recovery operations through the data backup solution implemented last year.


We applaud the technology team in East Greenwich for their preparation efforts and hope other municipal governments follow their lead.


https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/rhode-island/articles/2019-12-09/town-restores-computer-network-after-ransomware-attack

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