On January 23, 2020, Jennifer Puplava was interviewed by Corp! Magazine for its article “From hackers to ransomware, governments byte back on cyberattacks.” In the Corp! article, Jennifer explains that “hackers are not in it for just the money, they are in it to create chaos.” She added that local governments, especially smaller ones, are becoming prime targets, because they are easier to exploit due to inconsistency in updating software and having weak or nonexistent IT departments. Jennifer also added that governments should do a risk-assessment inventory and take technical precautions such as antivirus software, data backup, encryption and strong passwords as all need to be part of the municipality’s strategy.
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