How safe are the systems that we rely on every day for water, gas and electricity from an attack by hackers?

The Department of Homeland Security houses an agency that oversees the security of these important systems from attacks. Richard Gardner is a cyber security advisor in Utah. He joined us on the program to discuss how counties protect their networks and your information in coordination with CISA, the Cyber Infrastructure Security Agency. Wayne Cushing, Treasurer in Salt lake County and Ricky Hatch, Clerk Auditor of Weber County; talk about what their offices have to watch out for.


What is CISA : Cyber infrastructure Security Agency and what is their role?
How do counties interface with CISA?
What kinds of attacks are counties seeing and what is done to protect data?
How are elections being protected from cyber attacks?

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Host Chad Booth

ABOUT THE COUNTY SEAT: The County Seat is a public affairs program about the functions and issues of county elected officials and county government in UTAH. The County Seat is designed to provide the essentials to being an informed and engaged citizens in what we view as the most important level of government to daily life, county government. Topics range from the life of a ballot to the wild horses on public lands. The majority of Utah’s 29 counties are rural with a concentration of urban issues along the Wasatch Front. This dynamic lends an interesting twist to the show where we highlight a number of rural issues that the majority of Utahns may not be as familiar with. #CountiesMatter #CoutySeatS11E04

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