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Mathews IT director seeks to provide protection from online threats

Threats to security abound in the world of the internet, and Mathews County’s director of technology Chuck Huntley is doing what he can to protect the digital infrastructure, both locally and statewide. 

Appointed last October as the local government representative to the Governor’s Cyber Security Advisory Board, Huntley has been working not only to review the recommendations of the Commonwealth of Virginia Cyber Security Commission from 2015, but also to secure Mathews County’s digital assets and to develop interest in cooperating regionally to address the growing need for cyber security.

The recommendations of the commission concern such areas as election infrastructure and data, water plants, computer-installed traffic lights, and other local systems that are increasingly computer-controlled, said Huntley. But since a lot has changed in the past four years, he said, those recommendations need to be updated before the board can begin to determine ways to impl...

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