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Local governments and agencies, like major companies, today face a whole onslaught of cybersecurity threats. Atlanta was recently hit by a ransomware cyberattack that hobbled city services for upwards of 10 days, right on the heels of a similar attack on Colorado’s Department of Transportation. Cyberattackers also managed to take down Baltimore’s 911 services in a ransomware attack in March 2018, while smaller communities like Bingham County, Idaho, and Montgomery County, Alabama, have also had to make tough choices about how to best handle similar attacks. 

SmartShield, the chief product hosted by Tampa-based Centurion Technologies, is a back-up software intended to help large organizations recover data and work around potential ransomware. The company believes that its technology can help organizations skip the steep costs of rebuilding computer systems from scratch. 

Peter Spezza, CEO of Centurion Technologies, spoke with LTN about the SmartShield technology. Here’s a look at the product:

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Gabrielle Orum Hernández

Gabrielle Orum Hernández is a reporter with Legaltech News and the Daily Report covering legal technology startups and vendors. She can be reached by email at [email protected], or on Twitter at @GMOrumHernandez.

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