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Vermont Aims To Strengthen Cybersecurity Defenses

Vermont Governor Phil Scott has created a cybersecurity team to defend the state against repeated cyber attacks. "Vermont Edition" looks at the problems the team hopes to prevent.
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Vermont Governor Phil Scott has created a cybersecurity team to defend the state against repeated cyber attacks. "Vermont Edition" looks at the problems the team hopes to prevent.

Governor Phil Scott has some serious concerns about Vermont's cyber safety. He recently noted that since January, the state has had 3.3 million cyber attacks, or an average of 524 per hour for the last nine months.

Earlier this month, Scott signed an executive order creating a cybersecurity team.

We talk to two members of that team - John Quinn, secretary of the newly created Agency of Digital Services, and Todd Sears, an engagement section chief for Vermont Emergency Management. They discuss the need for the team and the problems they're hoping to prevent.
 
Broadcast live on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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