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Local Government Cybersecurity

View resources for officials, administrative officials, and business managers, including reports, training, and awareness tools.
For Elected Officials, Administrative Officials and Business Managers:

NYS Office of the State Comptroller Local Government Management Guide


Training Courses

Check back here regularly for updated listings of available trainings and valuable resources.

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Cybersecurity Awareness Toolkit

An Awareness Toolkit was created for State and local governments. The toolkit is designed to promote the delivery of a consistent cybersecurity awareness message by reinforcing core themes in practical, informative, entertaining, and usable ways.

Local Government Cybersecurity Toolkit

The toolkit features practical information, risk assessment tools and guidance to help local government minimize cyber risk, and increase cybersecurity awareness. 

Cybersecurity Guides

Brief, practical references intended for smaller entities that may not have the technology or information security expertise of other entities and therefore need a basic "how to get started" resource. The Guides provide a general overview of issues, and is particularly helpful for increasing the information security awareness level of those local government staff in non-technical positions (such as elected officials and administrators).

The Cybersecurity: Getting Started Guide is supplemented by a series of appendices which cover specific topics in more depth.