Cybersecurity firms may be leaving money on the table chasing big fish in the form of large enterprise deals, while smaller local government entities go unprotected.

While cyberattacks target entities of all sizes in both the public and private sector, small towns can find themselves especially vulnerable as the result of a lack of funds and knowledge. Within the last month, ransomware shut down the operations of a North Carolina water utility company, an Idaho county, and most recently the Indiana National Guard.

These threats could be amplified as the 2018 midterm elections approach.

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