City of Kingsport ramping up cyber security measures
The City of Kingsport is ramping up its cybersecurity measures, after last year’s data reports show an unsettling increase in cyber attacks. According to city officials, businesses experienced 50 percent more online attacks and hacking attempts per week in 2021 compared to the year before.
Kingsport’s IT Director, Mark Woomer says he takes cybersecurity very seriously, as his department is responsible for installing and maintaining the city’s computers, servers, email systems, and more. Woomer says Kingsport is using more than $100,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funding to strengthen its internet security measures, which will be in place within a year. Read more on the city’s website.
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