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Cybersecurity is a high-profile topic that makes the news daily. Every industry is a target, but government has surpassed the financial industry to become the second most targeted industry by hackers. Attack sizes, and their frequency, are increasing at alarming rates and CivicPlus® has been at the forefront of the latest advancements in security, protecting and advising local government on their cybersecurity needs.
Over the last five years, the maximum attack size has increased nearly 85 percent each year. Today, the average attack occurs at a rate of nearly 1 Gbps, making it possible for attackers to take an entire organization offline in a matter of seconds if not properly protected by the highest levels of security. If current growth trends continue, the average attack size will reach nearly 1.2 Gbps by the end of 2017—a rate that most local governments will not be able to sustain if attacked.
CivicPlus is the trusted leader in cybersecurity for local government, having successfully mitigated a number threats. We let our clients focus on what they do best: serving the needs of their communities. We invest over $1 million annually on cybersecurity to mitigate the risks that local governments are facing, and have teamed up with local and federal enforcement agencies to share information.
The benefits of our investment include the ability to offer 99.7% up-time in a tier II data center that is fully redundant. With multiple network providers, burst band-width, and live 24/7/365 emergency support, we’re working hard to stay ahead of the ever-changing security landscape.
We offer disaster recovery via geographically diverse data centers and defined RTO and RPO to provide you options in determining the security posture you want to implement for your community.
Over 2,500 communities rely on CivicPlus to maintain and protect their website as a vital link to information for businesses, citizens, and prospective visitors and newcomers. To support these websites, we have partnered with a highly-respected colocation data center provider.
A disaster is a major event that disrupts the primary data center. While our primary data center is in a highly reliable location and generally out of harm’s way, we don’t take any chances. That’s why CivicPlus offers a second, geographically diverse data center for disaster recovery.
Security generally refers to the safety and security of our clients’ data, website operations, and the overall viability of our solution to assure business continuity. Security can take the form of physical assets (e.g., firewalls), software assets (e.g., security testing), policies and procedures, and response plans (to mitigate an event).
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