By Debby Stricker
The Washington County government will pay $80,085 for a three year contract for cyber security protection.
The County Board voted at its meeting last week to hire Techguard Security for the protection required by its insurance company.
Techguard will provide vulnerability assessment and training materials, as well as pay for any ransom if the computer system is infiltrated.
States Attorney Daniel Janowski reported that the Secretary of States Office, through which he accesses records, has inquired if the County has cyber security protection.
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