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South Shore Towns Awarded Municipal Cybersecurity Awareness Grants

BOSTON – This week, the Baker-Polito Administration announced another round of award recipients for the Municipal Cybersecurity Awareness Grant Program. On the South Shore, the Towns of Duxbury, Marshfield, Scituate, and Weymouth were selected and will collectively be able to train 3,065 municipal and public school employees to better detect and avoid cyber threats. In years past, the Towns of Cohasset, Duxbury, Marshfield, Norwell, Scituate, and Weymouth have participated in the program and trained 2,850 employees.

“As more employees are working from home at least part-time, it’s important that we give them the tools they need to be able to recognize threats and protect sensitive information,” said Senator Patrick O’Connor (R-Weymouth). “I appreciate the investment the Administration has made in this area over the years and look forward to expanding these types of opportunities moving froward.”


A full breakdown of the awards may be found below:


Municipality/Public School District 

Scope of Grant 

School District Name (if applicable) 

# of Employees to be Trained 


Town and School 

Duxbury Public Schools 



Town and School 

Marshfield Public School District 



City/Town only 




Town and School 

Weymouth Public Schools 


Municipal and public school employees participating in this year's program will gain access to critical cybersecurity training materials in order to best prepare the Commonwealth's local workforce to identify, avoid, and defend against cyber attack techniques most commonly used by cyber attackers in an attempt to gain access to government and public school IT infrastructure, networks, and sensitive data.


For more information on the Municipal Cybersecurity Awareness Grant Program, visit the grant homepage.

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