Information Technology

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Cyber Security News

  1. Linux Kernel Vulnerability

    Original release date: October 21, 2016

    US-CERT is aware of a Linux kernel vulnerability known as Dirty COW (CVE-2016-5195). Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to take control of an affected system.


  2. Mozilla Releases Security Update for Firefox

    Original release date: October 20, 2016

    Mozilla has released Firefox 49.0.2 to address a security vulnerability. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.


  3. ISC Releases Security Advisory

    Original release date: October 20, 2016

    The Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) has released a security advisory to highlight a vulnerability in versions of BIND software released before May 2013, and in third-party versions that do not...

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Agency Focus
Analyze, coordinate, and implement information technology for Washington County

The Information Technology Department provides the technology leadership, system implementation, and ongoing support for a broad range of technologies used by county departments to provide quality services to our citizens, visitors, and businesses. We provide to other Washington County departments services for analyzing, planning, coordinating, developing, and implementing computer software and hardware, as well as, providing continued training and technical assistance.

Types of Support Provided
  • Application Development, Implementation, Training, and Support Services
  • Infrastructure Development and Support Services
  • Enterprise Services
  • Administration and Security
  • Hardware Procurement, Implementation, and Support Services
  • User Community Help Desk
Stop. Think. Connect.
Stop. Think. Connect.™ is the global cyber-security awareness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online. The message was created by an unprecedented coalition of private companies, non-profits, and government organizations with leadership provided by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG). NCSA, in partnership with the APWG, continue to lead the campaign. The Department of Homeland Security leads the federal engagement in the campaign.

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