NACo Helping Counties Gauge Security Risks


The National Association of Counties (NACo) is partnering with SecurityScorecard to allow county governments to improve their security postures by assessing vulnerabilities and improving visibility into the security posture of their vendors and business partners.

SecurityScorecard’s platform is now available in the NACo County Tech Xchange, which is an online portal connecting more than 800 county CIOs, IT directors, CISOs, and other county IT leadership. NACo previously piloted SecurityScorecard’s cybersecurity ratings platform involving 38 counties.

SecurityScorecard said it collects and analyzes global threat signals that give organizations “instant visibility into the security posture of vendors and business partners as well as the capability to do a self-assessment of their own security posture.”

The company’s technology monitors ten groups of risk factors and then provides data on them through an A-F letter grading.

“Working with SecurityScorecard will enable us to improve the overall health of county networks and provide immediate access to information about cyber threats and risks, not only for county networks but also for third-party partners,” said Rita Reynolds, CIO of NACo, in a press release. “This expansive approach offers sophisticated, real-time data that enhances counties’ capacity to monitor and protect critical assets.”

SecurityScorecard recently participated in NACo’s 2022 Annual Conference that was held from July 21 to 24. The conference – billed as “the largest meeting of county officials” – focused on collaboration with around NACo’s Federal policy agenda, and sharing proven practices “to help improve resident’s lives and the efficiency of county government.”

“We are committed to helping government entities in keeping their communities secure,” said Sachin Bansal, Chief Business and Legal Officer, at SecurityScorecard.

SecurityScorecard is active across a range of sectors including financial services and banking, along with being a founding member of the Ransomware Task Force created by the Institute for Security and Technology.