Akron, Ohio, Eyes Move to Cloud-Based System Post-Attack

Government Technology: As the city of Akron repairs its computer system after last month's cyberattack, some city council members are turning their attention to a more robust — if not perfect — long-term approach to cyberprotection.

Russel Neal, Ward 4 councilman, said the city should consider a cloud-based system in partnership with a company that specializes in cybersecurity. He said such an agreement would enable the city's system to keep up with ever-emerging threats. It would also reduce the risk presented by a ransomware attack.

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