Ransomware and Cities: How Do You Recover?

Ransomware and Cities: How Do You Recover?

Residents can’t pay their utilities. Court proceedings are cancelled until systems are live again. Planning applications are halted. Vital emergency services are down.

This is life in a city following a ransomware attack. Most municipalities that experience such a breach are left with few choices—pay the ransom or lose their data and systems permanently. Sadly, many are left with no choice but to pay.

But there is hope. While the first line of defense against any cyberattack attempt is proper security and training for all employees, there are measures your city can take to minimize the impact should you be affected.

Bounce Back with Disaster Recovery

A reliable and timely offsite disaster recovery service is the best way to ensure your city can get back online following a ransomware attack.

Disaster recovery comes in many different forms, and the best option for you will depend on your specific needs. This includes how quickly you need to get your systems back up, and how much data you could afford to lose.

Cloud-based disaster recovery preserves your systems with a redundant environment you can turn on in the case of any disaster—including a ransomware attack. If attackers do gain control of your systems, all you have to do is contact your provider to begin the recovery process.

Learn More

Ransomware attacks are on the rise, with local government and municipalities a major target.

That’s why we’re teaming up with AWS to deliver an informative session on Disaster Recovery for Municipalities at this year’s MISA BC Fall Conference. You can catch us as follows:

Disaster Recovery on AWS
MISA BC Fall Conference and Tradeshow, Whistler
Fairmont Hotel, Frontenac Ballroom C
Tuesday, September 10, 3:35 PM – 4:20 PM

If you aren’t able to make the session but you still have questions, we’re happy to help. Check out our Disaster Recovery page or reach out to us on our form below.


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