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City of Cumberland Protecting Against Hackers

October 18th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

Cybersecurity was the main topic at Tuesday’s work session for the Cumberland City Council.  Cyber Security Specialist Chip Watkins brought the council up to speed on efforts the City is taking to tighten systems against data breaches and internet attacks.  Watkins says that municipalities are often easy targets that hackers can breach and get access to sensitive records and areas. Watkins says recently installed firewall systems have shown him just how often the city is targeted.

Dave Biser, a citizen attending the work session and regular public meeting, works in computer security and lauded the City’s efforts in keeping information safe.