Cities & Towns hold a wealth of consumer information. They rely on this information to service and bill their customers. But what if that information were to fall into the wrong hands? How would a data breach effect customer trust? Statistics tell us that as many as 5% of victims would sue the entity responsible for losing their data. This percentage is likely to grow as consumer’s increasingly become aware of the ability to recover damages from the municipality responsible for the loss.

Government Sector Data Breaches:

According to privacy rights clearing house over 148 Million records have been stolen from government institutions since 2005 creating $28 billion worth of damages to both the victims and municipalities. The average cost was $188 per lost record.

While it may be impossible to completely eliminate all risk of a data breach, employee training is the most effective means of prevention. Approximately 97% of all data breaches involve a failure at the human level. What does this mean to your municipality? By implementing an effective Data Security & Identity Theft Prevention Program, your organization can reduce it’s risk by up to 97%.

Your Municipality Qualifies To Receive No-Cost Grant Based Training

Since compliance is a Federal mandate, mitigating the cost of implementing a protection program is always of vital importance. Identity Theft Countermeasures Group, LLC presents a unique solution by offering comprehensive training on a grant basis so there is absolutely no cost to Municipalities.

Our Grant Based Training Includes:

Comprehensive Risk Assessment

Customized on-site risk assessment of all departments and locations. Our data security experts have a keen eye for spotting “at risk” data. We will create a comprehensive written report for your review addressing each Municipal department independently.

Live Employee Training

To effectively change behavior, we have to impact employees at a visceral level so they embrace an emotional “buy-in” to the program. IDTCG implements comprehensive, engaging, interactive and efficient employee training that will create a shift in corporate culture. When employees think differently about the data they handle, they handle the data differently! Our training is not only effective but it’s fast. We will have your employees fully trained and back to work within in an hour and a half.

Vendor Audits

Not only is your municipality responsible for the actions of its own employees, it’s responsible for the actions of 3rd party vendor employees as well. What if a dishonest insider steals data while working for one of your vendors? What if they simply make a mistake? Unfortunately, your organization can be liable for the damage because you hired them. We can help ensure that your vendors are secure by preforming our thorough vendor audit.

Continual Support

One thing’s for sure, personnel changes occur on a continual basis. Our commitment is to become a long-term part of your organization’s “Culture of Security.” We provide ongoing support by training new employees and retraining existing ones as new threats arise.

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