The Mi-GMIS Best IT Security Project Award is given to a government agency that develops creative solutions for Information Technology Security, recognizing the ever present threat to our infrastructure while demonstrating technology’s role as a vital player in improving organizational security.
City of Lansing Cyber Security Program City governments are highly visible targets for security threats including phishing, hackers and ransomware due to the information stored on their systems including personnel files and taxpayer returns listing addresses, birthdates, and social security numbers; all information used for identity theft. To proactively combat, avert attacks and minimize the impact if an attack should occur, the City of Lansing developed and deployed its first Cyber Security Program in 2016. The primary goal of the program is to monitor security incidents, automate actions to limit the effect of an intrusion and educate end users of risks. The City of Lansing since implementing this program has received top rankings from the BitSight Security Rate Platform.