Collage:  IMIC Logo, Rich Robinson and Pete Dell

Sandwich alderman Pete Dell (lower right) told the city council last Monday that the city is covered by cyber liability insurance by the Illinois Municipal Insurance Cooperative (top).  Mayor Rich Robinson (lower left) told the alderman that there have been phishing emails in the Sandwich system. (Logo provided; bottom photos for WSPYNews by James Wyman)

Alderman Pete Dell told the Sandwich City Council at last Monday's Committee of the Whole meeting that the Illinois Municipal Insurance Cooperative (IMIC), of which the City of Sandwich is a member, has issued new guidelines for potential cyber crime.

Dell said that IMIC sent out a notice that the city has cyber liability insurance coverage.

Mayor Rich Robinson told the council that there have been phishing problems in the City of Sandwich's computers.

Robinson said that alderman Fred Kreinbrink received a phony email from Robinson asking for gift cards.

Alderman Dell said there is a data breach reporting hotline with IMIC.

Dell gave the IMIC information to City Clerk Denise Ii so that she can notify the insurance carrier if there are hacking problems.

Kreinbrink said that the city is losing Custom Computer Repair Service as its vendor for computer maintenance and repair.

Kreinbrink said that a new email server will be something the city needs to look at.

Mayor Robinson agreed.

The city paid Custom Computer Service just over $2,000 for service in December.

Kreinbrink wants to form a sub-committee to write a Request for Proposal for vendors to bid on the computer service contract.

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