After security threat, Vermont agency speeds up launch of new website

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Vermont’s Department of Financial Regulation said Monday it sped up plans for a new website after a cybersecurity threat forced the agency to shut down the old site.

The department took the site offline January 29 and launched a risk assessment after a “security vulnerability” was identified. Officials say no confidential or personally identifiable information was compromised.

The old site’s server was hosted by a third party, the agency said. The new site, which is expected to launch Monday, will be hosted on state-managed servers.

“Launching the new website will enhance the department’s online presence to provide consumer support and to regulate industry partners, while also helping protect the website and department from additional online security risks,” the department said in a press release.

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