Local Government Security Training

Local Government Security Training


  • Led by Government Security Experts
  • Designed for Local Government Leadership

Two-Day Local Government Security Leadership Training

The Internet brings a dangerous new class of threat to municipalities.

CyberDefenses offers hands-on Local Government Security classes designed specifically for city and town leadership and IT staff members. This two-day instructor led class educates municipal leadership on the threats that the Internet introduces to local governments. Students will leave with a deep understanding of how to continuously evolve their processes to improve security, protect resident data, and defend critical municipal services from cyberattack disruption.


Understanding Cybersecurity

Key Topics:
  • Attackers and Motivation
  • Vulnerabilities and Exploits
  • Opportunistic Attacks
  • Attacker Movement Inside Your Org
Hands-On Exercises:
  • How to Hack a Server
  • Releasing Ransomware
  • Lateral Movement

Securing Municipal Data and Services

Key Topics:
  • Resident Data Security
  • Securing Physical Access to Networks
  • Servers and Devices
  • City or Town Operations Security
Hands-On Exercises:
  • Enabling and Using Encryption
  • Control Access to Systems and Files


Security Risk Management

Key Topics:
  • Risk-Based Decision Making
  • Security Planning
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Managing 3rd Party Risk
Hands-On Exercises:
  • Creating a Security Plan
  • Creating an Incident Response Plan
  • Performing Vendor Assessments

Practicing Local Government Security

Key Topics:
  • Staff Expectations and Training
  • Crisis Management
  • Communications Planning
Hands-On Exercises:
  • Table-top Exercise



$950 per person

Classes Available In-Person and Online

Available Add-Ons

Security Assessments

Cyber Navigator/CISO Guidance

24 X 7 Threat Monitoring