The State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program
The State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP) is awarding $1 billion over the next four years to boost the cybersecurity posture of state and local government organizations.
The deadline for submitting applications for the first wave of grants is November 15, 2022.
Let us help you apply for SLCGP funding
Schedule a one-on-one with our state and local government experts to get help with your SLCGP grant application.
Perform a NIST Assessment
Eligible entities are encouraged to adopt a recognized cybersecurity framework such as NIST and conduct regular assessments to ensure alignment.
Cyber Risk Is Growing for State and Local Government Organizations
A key SLCGP objective is to ‘implement security protections commensurate with risk’. Cyberthreats are one of the most significant risks to the operations of state and local governments — and the challenge for defenders continues to grow.
in SLG were hit by ransomware in 2021
(up from 34% in 2020)
of SLG ransomware victims said the attack impacted their ability to operate
of SLG IT pros said cyberattacks have increased in complexity over the last year
Read our report, "The State of Ransomware in State and Local Government in 2022," to learn more about the cyber risks that SLG organizations face.
Sophos Security Protections for state and local government
Sophos delivers advanced cybersecurity solutions that enable state and local government organizations to manage and reduce cyber risk. With solutions aligned to the NIST cybersecurity framework, you can optimize prevention and minimize time to detect and respond to cyberthreats.
Endpoint and Workload Protection
Stop 99.98% of cyberthreats upfront (AV-TEST) with Sophos Intercept X, our market-leading endpoint and workload protection solution.
- Detect and roll back ransomware
- Block never-before-seen malware
- Stop exploits and credential theft
Zero Trust Network Access
Replace vulnerable old VPN clients with secure, easy-to-manage Sophos ZTNA.
- Enable secure remote access for all users
- Lock down and secure RDP access
- Microsegment apps to block lateral movement
Deploy Sophos Intercept X and Sophos ZTNA together as a single client agent managed through a single console. It's a winning combination that reduces your footprint and management costs that you won't find anywhere else.
MINIMIZE TIME TO DETECT AND RESPOND
Managed Detection and Response (MDR)
Sophos MDR is the world’s most trusted MDR service, securing over 12,000 organizations against the most advanced threats, including ransomware.
- 24/7 expert detection and response
- You choose level of response
- Integrates with the security technologies you already use
Extended Detection and Response (XDR)
Sophos XDR enables faster, more accurate detection and response for sec ops and IT ops. It extends visibility across your full environment, including network and cloud.
- AI-prioritized risk scores help you prioritize risky detections
- Remotely fix or isolate devices
- Access up to 90 days of data
Sophos gives you confidence to focus on your organization, knowing your security team is backed around the clock by an elite threat intelligence team.
Speak with our State and Local Government security experts to explore how we can help you manage and reduce cyber risk.
Sophos is an Industry Leader
- Sophos has been named a Gartner Leader in endpoint security more times than any other cybersecurity vendor
- Sophos is one of just four cybersecurity vendors name Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for the Public Sector, Government, and Education market segment.
- Sophos is the ONLY vendor named a Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for both network and endpoint security.
Don't Take Our Word for It
Sophos secures state and local government organizations in every U.S. state. Check out our independent, Gartner-verified reviews from North American government organizations.
“Incredible protection without complexity.”
“I can finally sleep better at night.”
“Sophos outperformed our traditional anti-malware solution by every relevant metric.”
“We are getting the oversight into our endpoints that we are unable to do for ourselves.”
“Cloud service means teleworkers are covered 24/7/365.”
“Very simple, robust and effective.”
“Enables me to leave security monitoring to Sophos.”
We Can Help You Apply for SLGCP Funding
Our state and local government experts are here to help you complete your SLCGP grant application. Speak with the team to arrange a one-on-one NIST Assessment with a security engineer and get help submitting your Cybersecurity Grant Program application.
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