One year after Atlanta’s ransomware attack, the city says it’s transforming its technology

StateScoop: When Gary Brantley walked into his job as Atlanta’s new chief information officer last October, he took the helm of an IT agency still digging out from one of the highest-profile cyberattacks against a U.S. target.

It had been about six months since the ransomware virus SamSam unleashed itself on Atlanta’s municipal computer systems and networks, wreaking havoc on nearly every part of the city’s government.

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