Smart governments know cyber health is key. Talk to SAO’s Center for Government Innovation today about a free checkup!

Jun 14, 2023

Local governments are fast becoming attractive targets for cyber criminals because of the vast amounts of sensitive data they maintain about their employees, infrastructure and residents. To keep pace with the constantly evolving threats and tactics, it's essential that you understand how to minimize your government's risk of attack.

That's why SAO's Center for Government Innovation is excited to launch new cyber checkups, as part of its #BeCyberSmart program. The Center's checkups provide a fast, free and independent assessment of your government's vulnerability to common threats.

The Center's checkups draw on the framework developed by the Center for Internet Security (CIS) in its Critical Security Controls, Version 8.0. The CIS Controls—developed by a consortium of private companies, government agencies and universities—are a list of highly effective defensive actions organizations can take to improve their cybersecurity.

A cyber checkup will help you:

  • Understand cybersecurity safeguards and why they're important
  • Identify cybersecurity gaps and prioritize improvements
  • Begin building a cybersecurity program if you don't have one already
  • Connect to free and low-cost resources to improve your cyber health

To learn more about these new cyber checkups, visit the Center's webpage or contact the Center at (564) 999-0818 or