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Commissioners OK software and fuel tank purchases

Linn County Commissioners approved the purchase of computer system protection software and a new 20,000-gallon fuel tank for the Road Department’s Scio division at their May 3 meeting.

IT Director Steve Braaten said his department worked with TracePoint LLC during the recent cyber-attack of the county’s computer systems and was well satisfied with its Carbon Black program.

The county will pay $91,700 for a 14-month contract.

Board Chairman Roger Nyquist said, “The ability to not have to negotiate with cyber threats is priceless.”

Braaten said Carbon Black is an Endpoint Detection and Remediation program that detects malicious software, such as ransomware, and immediately locks a computer or server.

The software then alerts a central station of the malicious code is attempted. The affected computer remains locked until it is safely returned to its previous state or repaired.

Roadmaster Wayne Mink said the new fuel tank has a 5,000-gallon cell to store gasoline and a 15,000-gallon cell to hold diesel.

The cost is $115,969.

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