Local Government

Protecting personal information of citizens

The Challenge

Local government organizations collect and store a significant amount of personal data and identifiable information to deliver public services. However, mounting cyberattacks on local councils coupled with ongoing fiscal pressures have exposed critical IT security vulnerabilities which increase the risk of personal citizen data being compromised.

This personal data is not only highly sensitive, but also extremely profitable on the black-market and is easily exploited by well organized cyber criminals. Without a layered cyber defense approach, councils risk devastating impacts on local service delivery, loss of public trust and punitive regulatory fines for failure to secure personal data of the public they serve. 

 

Mimecast Solution

Mimecast cyber resilience solutions protect local government organizations against external attacks and internal threats. Mimecast’s advanced email security defends against spear-phishing, ransomware and impersonation attacks. Advanced data leak prevention stops sensitive information from being shared with unauthorized staff or third parties, while aiding regulatory compliance such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Mimecast Internal Email Protect identifies internal threats and prevents the spread of malware through malicious URLs and weaponized attachments. When primary email systems go down, Mimecast delivers uninterrupted email access via Outlook, web, mobile and Mac to maintain productivity. 

Mimecast's email services help:

Recovering From a Ransomware Attack

Neil Murray, Mimecast's co-founder and CTO, discusses the impact of a ransomware attack and how an organization can recover after an attack.

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Webinar

Webinar: The 5 Keys for Dealing with an Email-Borne Ransomware Attack

Email-borne ransomware attacks are on the rise. An average of 4,000+ ransomware incidents have occurred daily …


Blog Post

WannaCry Ransomware Outbreak

WannaCry? – Yes, I do! The general media, the Web, the Twitterverse, and my email has been alight over the past few days regarding the WannaCry ransomware outbreak.  And to answer the question in the name, yes I do wannacry!  Lit…


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Millions of Missed Email Threats by Incumbent Security Systems

Many organizations think their current email security systems are up to the task of protecting them. In …


Share Confidential Information Securely

Detect personal and sensitive information being sent externally and automatically apply encryption. Protect and share confidential information securely both internally and externally, while demonstrating best endeavors for GDPR.

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Datasheet

Mimecast Secure Messaging

A user-friendly, secure email channel for sensitive information. Email containing sensitive or confidential …


Solution Brief

Mimecast for Local Government

Mimecast’s cyber resilience solutions: Prevent email-borne spear-phishing, ransomware, internal threats and …



Stopping the Biggest Threats

91% of attacks by sophisticated cybercriminals start through email.

Most gateway solutions stop spam and viruses, but fail to address spear-phishing, ransomware and targeted threats –the biggest threats facing local government organizations.

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Case Study

Mimecast helps Kansas City Public Schools cure a phishing epidemic

Challenge In 2017, the Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) email system was besieged by phishing attacks, …


Datasheet

Mimecast Advanced Security

Mimecast Advanced Security is a set of cloud services that help organizations defend against advanced …


Whitepaper

Mimecast Cyber Resilience for Email Technical Deep Dive

Email. It’s the number-one business application used by organizations. It’s also the number-one method used to …


A Sound Continuity Strategy

Even the most secure, well-planned email systems go down.

With Mimecast C1, an immediate failover means email flow is not interrupted in the event of a mail server outage or planned maintenance. A sound cyber continuity strategy focuses not just on combating cyberattacks but ensuring council staff remain connected during and after an attack to maintain services to citizens. 

 

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Datasheet

Mimecast C1 - Mailbox Continuity

Everything you need to know about delivering robust email continuity through an always-on email service …



Blog Post

Mimecast Adds New Continuity Features to Monitor, Alert and Respond More Quickly to Mail Flow Disruptions

In a recent global survey of 600 IT decision makers, Mimecast found that 88% view email as critical to their organization with 55% saying email is mission-critical. This isn’t surprising; email is often the first thing we check in the morning and the…


Supports Regulatory Compliance Regimes

Regulatory compliance regimes like the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may be imposing and onerous, as organization determine the best way to institute controls to manage personal data in email, which include individual consent, subject access rights, the right to be forgotten, and data portability.

This can also be an opportune time to clean out old databases and collecting the right information with due consent, leading to better customer engagement.

Mimecast provides numerous ways to help simplify GDPR compliance.

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Webinar

GDPR & Email: How to Tackle the Risk in Your Inbox

Now that the GDPR deadline has passed, it's believed less than 50% of organizations are fully compliant with …


Solution Brief

GDPR Risk management

Organizations that work with the personal data of European Union residents need to overhaul business processes …


Infographic

GDPR: What’s Your Compliance Confidence?

Organizations holding European Union resident data must plan to comply with the General Data Protection …