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 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:
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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.Learn more about Mimecast Secure Messaging
Stopping the Biggest Threats
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A Sound Continuity Strategy
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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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.Learn more about Mimecast for GDPR