Cybersecurity threats create career opportunities

Early on July 4, hackers redirected traffic from Stearns County’s website to a site that claimed to be “testing some tricks.” A similar hack happened two days later in Leon County, Florida.
In the aftermath of both breaches, employees from both county’s information services departments worked tirelessly to analyze the threat and prevent future ones.
Stearns County Information Services Manager Dick Deal-Hansen said his staff confirmed the local breach was only a surface-level target of the website, and no county information was compromised.


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