State & Local Governments

Incident Response Planning, Risk Assessments & More for Government Organizations

We Help The Public Sector Secure Data & Essential Services

Expert Guidance to Understand Your Cybersecurity Risks & Prepare Your Defenses

Hackers continue to target public services for ransomware and other attacks, and tight budgets and tangled IT responsibilities only make the challenge bigger. Pratum understands the challenges of the public sector and has helped a wide range of government clients understand the threat landscape and strengthen their defenses. We’ve advised both elected and appointed officials and their teams from small county offices to statewide leaders protecting national elections. Our consultants guide your team in understanding the regulations that apply to you; identifying your vulnerabilities; and setting policies for protecting the sensitive personally identifiable information (PII) entrusted to you.

Do you need assistance securing your government organization?

Cybersecurity Guidance for the Public Sector

State and local governments face unique hurdles, including databases full of personal data that hackers want; limited budgets to build defenses; decentralized IT responsibility; political considerations; and more. Pratum’s consultants understand your landscape and will help you create a strategy suited to your specific situation. We answer key questions including:

  • What federal grants could help fund our cybersecurity improvements?
  • What are best practices for protecting our data?
  • Where are the gaps in our policies and procedures?
  • How can we protect critical infrastructure against foreign and domestic attacks?
  • How can we prepare to recover quickly from a cyberattack?
  • What are the best investments to make with our limited budget?
  • What testing do we need to confirm our data is safe?
  • How can we improve security with a small IT staff?
  • What testing do we need to confirm our data is safe?
Paul Pate

Pratum has provided valuable insight to assist all 99 counties with setting up the necessary action steps to deal with any problem that might occur.

Paul Pate Iowa Secretary of State

Information Security Services for Public Entities

Key Factors in Information Security for Governments

Pratum supports your office in these key areas:

Ransomware Defense

We’ll guide you toward a layered strategy for stopping this attack commonly faced by government entities.

Cost-effective Compliance and Reporting

Pratum consultants use their deep experience to identify cost-effective ways to meet your obligations.

Ongoing Monitoring

A multilayered defense requires XDR/EDR tools that recognize malicious activities in real time.

Budget Guidance

WWe’ll analyze your risks and assign costs so you can make informed choices about cybersecurity spending.

Minimizing Operational Impact

By detecting attempted infiltrations, a mature security program helps prevent data loss, service interruption and legal exposure.


Services such as risk assessments and IT audits help your team understand its environment and effectively manage activities such as employee onboarding/offboarding, software updates, etc.

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10 Most Common Information Security Risks
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Cybersecurity Guidance for State & Local Governments

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