As organizations around the world tried to contain a widespread ransomware attack, a new report paints a disturbing picture of cyber security preparedness at the local government level.

The inability to pay competitive salaries, insufficient cybersecurity staff and a general lack of funds is preventing municipalities from achieving high levels of data security, according to the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), which, in partnership with the University of Maryland Baltimore County, just released a study of cybersecurity preparedness.

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