Rural communities continue to find ways to obtain high-speed, reliable broadband internet, and post-pandemic lifestyles have elevated the need. With virtual learning and remote work, government agencies and schools heavily rely on internet access, and broadband plays a key role. Your town may be exploring the cost and scope of facilitating a broadband project, and as a leader in procurement, you’ve been tasked with identifying the route with the best value.
Imagine being locked out of your work computer, unable to access confidential taxpayer data because hackers have breached your network and demand a ransom to release it. Virginia legislative agencies fell victim to this situation last month as ransomware attacks continue to rise among government agencies and educational institutions, and ransomware is one of the largest online threats today.