CORSA is a "member-owned property and liability risk sharing pool," according to its website. Counties in the state collaborate to provide liability insurance to 65 counties.
"(It) was one of the first counties who formed that organization," said
The county and consortium have a history -- beginning with former commissioner
"Tom was one of the first board members, and he resigned as a county commissioner and went on the board of CORSA," Bauer said.
The deal also involves protection against hackers. It provides a million dollars in coverage for loss of data and system hacks. It recently offered
Bauer said the commissioners understand the need for cybersecurity in the modern era. He recalled a related conference he attended where a state trooper demonstrated the vulnerable state of today's technology.
The trooper told everyone in the room to turn on their phones, and hacked them as an example.
"It was almost instant," he said. "He removed all the data from the cellphones and put it on the screen."
Because the county is relatively small, the commissioners did not upgrade.
"We decided not to," Bauer said.
Officials said they simply couldn't justify the upgrade cost with no apparent need.
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