Representative James M. Murphy (D-Weymouth) is pleased to announce that the town of Weymouth has been awarded state funding for a Cybersecurity Awareness grant. Weymouth will receive approximately $3,000 for 535 employees to be able to better detect and defend against cyber threats.

“I am happy Weymouth will be receiving this critical money for our municipal employees, stated Representative James Murphy.” “As State Representative for the past eighteen years safety for constituents and all of Massachusetts has always been a top priority.”

The grant is administered through the Executive Office of Technology Services and Security (EOTSS). It is a competitive grant program that municipalities and public schools are eligible to apply for. This is the first cyber security-related grant program administered by the Commonwealth. Applications are assessed on their commitment to prioritizing cyber security awareness. These crucial grants will equip municipal and school employees with important training to better identify and circumvent cyber threats. Awarded communities will receive licenses for user training, assessment and phishing simulation, procured and managed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ EOTSS.