The October 2018 issue is available now

Focus: Localizing Technology

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Connecting Enforcement to Safety

How Wyckoff’s team uses social media to drive law enforcement

In this age of instant information and the endless exchange of opinions, the Township of Wyckoff aspires to utilize those same information/social media tools to actually achieve fact-based communication.

These days, most communities have resident blogs and websites where information is exchanged. The information can vary widely, such as an inquiry seeking recommendations for a qualified locksmith or it can be a vitriolic opinion of the police who gave them a summons for parking in a no-parking zone (in front of a school or elsewhere around town). This opinion displays a fundamental lack of knowledge regarding the purpose of enforcement, and misplaces a person’s individual right by acting in their own self-interest without regard for public safety. Our entire community benefits through law enforcement, which, at its heart, intends to keep our citizens, both young and old, safe.

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How Cyber Risk Management Can Help

Cyberattacks pose increasing challenges for public entities

Only two years ago, cyber-attacks against public entities were rarer than tornadoes in New Jersey (less than 50 since 1835). A quick online search, and even conversations with colleagues who are not tech savvy, reveals a complete reversal of this trend that has cyber events growing exponentially more frequent and severe than ever before.

Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report revealed that public entities topped the charts in 2018 for cyber-attacks, accounting for 16% of all breaches (out of the nearly 24,000 reported) and confidential information disclosed in over 300 of those incidents.

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Conference Preview

A preview of the NJLM Annual Conference this November, including a listing of session highlights, networking opportunities and a listing of exhibitors.

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