Local Governments Focus on Cybersecurity After Attacks

‘Someone is going to click on a link they shouldn’t.’

(TNS) — Terri Bettinger paid close attention to the recent cyberattacks on the websites of Ohio government agencies, banks and other businesses. She hoped to learn lessons to better defend the information she oversees.

Bettinger is the chief information officer for Franklin County and head of its Data Center, which collects, stores and protects government data from property tax bills to court and medical records. She knows the system will be hacked.

“It’s when, not if. It’s going to happen,” Bettinger said.

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