Law Enforcement Under Cyber Attack Study

Hackers are waging an asymmetrical war on law enforcement and they have the overwhelming advantage.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - July 31, 2016 - PRLog -- Prescriptive Risk Solutions, LLC (PRC) has released a free infographic highlighting the first of its kind research on the effects of cyber attacks on law enforcement organizations. What makes this study unique, is that it is not survey based, but rather based on individual verification of each reported event.

The study: Law Enforcement Under Cyber Attack examined 287 attacks on Police Departments, Sheriff's Departments, Prisons and other law enforcement organizations over a ten year period (2006 to 2016).  The organizations spanned 22 countries; however, 77% occurred within the United States alone.

Some of the findings of this report include:

* Ransoms were paid in 100% of the ransomware attacks.

* 1.2 million records were compromised by law enforcement personnel.

* 74.2 million records were compromised in total.

PRS maintains one of the world's largest databases of cybersecurity events containing information on over 10.6 billion compromised records across nearly 12,000 organizations. This information is used by PRS to perform fact-based threat assessments for its customers.

To obtain your free Law Enforcement Under Cyber Attack infographic, go to and click the "Free Research Infographic" download button.

Based on the number of law enforcement departments affected by ransomware, PRS has created a Ransomware Awareness Poster and Ransomware Incident Response Plan, which can both be purchased by simply going to the "Products" tab.

Prescriptive Risk Solutions LLC (PRS) is an on-line security resource consultancy focused on providing small to medium size companies with the knowledge, resources and guidance to build effective information security and disaster recovery programs.  PRS consultants apply their many years of cybersecurity and disaster recovery experience to the creation of pragmatic cost-effective programs and tool kits that can jump-start any organization's security or disaster recovery initiative.  PRS consultants are board certified acknowledged industry experts in the fields of security, risk management and disaster recovery.

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