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June 24, 2022, 10:01 p.m. | General (Ret.) Keith Alexander

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There’s no question that state and local governments are getting pummeled by cyber attacks. While larger, high-profile cases like Colonial Pipeline and SolarWinds tend to dominate the news, it is important to acknowledge the impact of cyber crime on state and local governments. Ransomware attacks on state and local governments, for instance, increased in just a year by 485% in 2020. These attacks come with an especially high cost for local governments: an average of $1.64 million last year (accounting …

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