Orange, CALIF. (February 11, 2019) - 360Civic, an Orange County based company that provides web development and technology services to public sector entities, has published a free whitepaper that addresses the challenge of ransomware.

Ransomware and Municipal Websites: A Prevention and Protection Strategy explains what ransomware is, how it works, and why it so frequently targets websites connected to state and local government.

The document, which is available for free on the company’s website, also offers specific steps that can be taken to reduce the likelihood of a ransomware attack.

“We created this whitepaper for public officials, communication officers, online security personnel and managers responsible for public sector and municipal websites,” said 360Civic CEO Bridget DiRico. “Being informed is the best way to be prepared.”

The threat of ransomware has reached epidemic proportions, as evidenced by the number of successful attacks perpetrated in 2018 alone. Many experts predict that 2019 may be even worse.

“Anyone connected with a public sector or government website should be aware of this issue,” DiRico stressed. “An attack can come from several different points of entry. We created this whitepaper to help public sector entities understand how ransomware can infect their systems, and what can be done to keep it out.”

Ransomware and Municipal Websites: A Prevention and Protection Strategy is available free at

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About 360 BC Group, Inc.: 360 operates worldwide with leading brands in three business areas: 360Biz360Civic, and 360Circuits. Founded in 2004, the minority owned 360 group holds a top market position in California for designing comprehensive websites for both the public and private sector, ranging from small businesses to large Fortune 500 companies and municipalities. 360 also provides a full suite of marketing services for high-technology industries through our dedicated teams across multiple creative, technological and security specialties. For more information, visit

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