Counties Get New Cyber Risk Monitoring Tool

The National Association of Counties (NACo) is partnering with  SecurityScorecard, the global leader in cybersecurity ratings, to offer county governments a cybersecurity risk evaluation tool to test on their public networks, cloud vendors, and other third-party providers.

NACo successfully piloted SecurityScorecard’s cybersecurity rating platform, which involved 38 counties. SecurityScorecard’s platform is now available in the NACo County Tech Xchange, an online portal that connects more than 800 county CIOs, IT directors, CISOs, and other IT leaders. The portal provides resources that enable counties to improve their technology infrastructure.

SecurityScorecard collects and analyzes global threat signals that give organizations instant visibility into the security posture of vendors and business partners and the capability to self-assess their security posture. The technology continuously monitors ten groups of risk factors to deliver an easy-to-understand A-F rating instantly.

“Working with SecurityScorecard will enable us to improve the overall health of county networks and provide immediate access to information about cyber threats and risks, not only for county networks but also for third-party partners,” said Rita Reynolds, CIO of NACo. “This expansive approach offers sophisticated, real-time data that enhances counties’ capacity to monitor and protect critical assets.”

Visit the NACo County Tech Xchange for more information.

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