Green Township officials to discuss increasing cyber security

GREEN TWP. — Township officials are planning to look at options for increasing security following a cyber breach last month.

During the Green Township Board of Trustees meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, members of the board are expected to discuss a cyber breach of two computers which occurred during the last week of March.

Supervisor Jim Chapman said members of the IT department confirmed no personal or township data was lost or compromised in the breach. He noted the incident was not reported as a crime since no data was compromised.

Chapman added while it is still being confirmed, it appears access was gained to the system through a printer by unknown parties.

He said the system is secure once again, but township officials are expected to consider updating the township’s cyber security to prevent any future breaches.

Also during the meeting, trustees are expected to discuss:

• Mowing bids for township property;

• A contract with Four Seasons Rental to install portable toilets in Stone Hatchery Park;

• Updates to the flooring in the township hall;

• Implementing a smoke detector awareness program in the township with the help of the Big Rapids Department of Public Safety – Fire Division; and

• A second reading of the proposed township marijuana ordinance.

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Posted by Taylor Fussman

Taylor is the city/county reporter for the Pioneer and Herald Review newspapers. She can be reached at (231) 592-8362 or by email at tfussman@pioneergroup.com.

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