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City of Long Beach Hit with Cyber Attack

City manager asks for emergency declaration.

The city of Long Beach was hit with a cyber attack. See: Long Beach, Calif., Mulls Emergency Declaration Over Cyber Incident

Besides the emergency declaration, the involvement and impacts to city services are itemized in the article above. These are not simple events that only last a few hours. Other cities have taken months to fully recover from a cyber incident. For now, you should be talking with your IT counterparts about what your emergency manager role will be in helping them to recover systems and keep things functioning.
Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.