Helped by a $134,000 grant, Henderson will create a step-by-step response plan to battle cyberthreats.
The city will develop the plan with the help of outside vendors in October; it is expected to be completed within one year.
The city already had strategies to prevent hacking and procedures to activate if a cyberattack occurs, but the development of an action plan will streamline and optimize the response.
“Cyber incidents aren’t just a threat to companies,” Laura Fucci, the city’s chief information officer and director for the Department of Information Technology, said in a statement. “Nevada and its communities must have a strong plan in place should an incident occur that threatens our digital security.”
Henderson’s plan will include program policies, procedures and protocols designed to thwart hacking, the placement of malware or other security and electronic privacy threats.