CivicPlus, SilverSky Partner on Cyber as Security Risks Rise

Cybersecurity is only becoming a more urgent and important need as time goes on. Now CivicPlus, which has thousands of local government customers, is bringing on a partner dedicated just to that challenge.

A digital illustration of data flowing through a lock.
Shutterstock/LuckyStep
With hacks and data leaks happening left and right, cybersecurity is only becoming more important as time goes on. That applies even moreso in government, where a breach could mean anything from citizens not receiving desperately needed help to foreign adversaries meddling in elections.

CivicPlus, one of the most popular website builders for local government, has now picked an official cyber partner in SilverSky. That means SilverSky will be offering CivicPlus’ customers a variety of options: managed security services, detection and response, incident response, compliance services and incident response readiness.

While good cybersecurity posture for websites is important, the partnership will extend beyond that. CivicPlus has been expanding its product offerings in recent years and now sells software for human resources, parks and recreation, meeting agendas and SeeClickFix as well.

The company’s reach extends across the U.S., with more than 4,000 local governments as customers.

“We are pleased to partner with an industry-leading cybersecurity partner with such a broad portfolio of services and institutional experience,” said Nissim Daunov, CivicPlus’ senior manager of corporate development, in a press release. “Local governments are facing unprecedented levels and frequencies of cyber attack schemes. We are committed to helping facilitate their alignment with a strategic partner with the experience and sophisticated systems necessary to protect their infrastructure.”

Ben Miller is the associate editor of data and business for Government Technology. His reporting experience includes breaking news, business, community features and technical subjects. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, and lives in Sacramento, Calif.