FOX54 EXCLUSIVE: Augusta “held hostage” in ransomware attack

Augusta, commonly called the Cyber City, is home to Fort Gordon’s U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence, overseeing training for Cyber, Signal Corps, and Electronic Warfare. The Georgia Cyber Center also calls Augusta home, creating a hub for cybersecurity in the CSRA. The city has been named several times among the nation’s top Digital City Governments by the Center for Digital Government. According to a 2021 press release by the city, “the recognition spotlights
cities utilizing technology to tackle social challenges, improve services, encourage citizen engagement, strengthen cybersecurity, and enhance transparency.”