Cybersecurity attacks such as ransomware against government agencies, businesses, and individuals have become the norm. Cybercriminals launch their attacks in an attempt to disrupt operations, obtain unauthorized access to information, and extort money for their own financial gain.
To combat these threats, the County formed the Marin Information Security Collaboration (MISC) to share information security best practices, resources, and technical expertise with Marin cities, towns, and community partners. MISC member agencies gain access to a document library with security resources and templates, receive the County of Marin’s monthly security awareness newsletter for distribution to their employees, get alert notifications from the County regarding active cyber threats requiring their attention, and have access to a peer network to ask questions and share ideas.
The MISC also hosts annual educational events for employees and residents of Marin every October in celebration of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.