How is Georgia Keeping Up with the Changing Threats of Cybercrime?

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Key Points
  • Cyber crime cost Georgia nearly $99 million in 2020 according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • Local governments and state agencies have been increasingly hit by cyber attacks in recent years.
  • Cost of cybercrime to Georgia victims has risen 832% in the past decade and the number of victims has more than doubled in the same time period.
Cybercrime is more likely to interrupt government services, hobble a business or hit your wallet every year. What is Georgia doing to protect you? Three years ago a ransomware attack hobbled the city of Atlanta, ultimately costing the city as much as $17 million. Two years ago an attack on the Department of Public safety ...

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