May 15, 2019 – Afternoon Update
GBBR has just been informed by Baltimore City officials that I.T. technicians have determined the root of the problem in the data system compromised by the ransomware attack. Each facet of the system is being evaluated to ensure there are no glitches and that it can be relaunched fully functional and integrate with parallel systems. This process is anticipated to take between four and five business days, which would mean that the citywide system should be online and operational by the end of next week.
As a word of caution, there are no guarantees for this time frame because the application of this remediation is truly untested waters. GBBR will be getting daily updates from city administrators on this process; if we find anything contrary to the proposed schedule, we will advise our membership accordingly. We have a meeting scheduled with Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott this coming Friday, to make certain that appropriate measures are being made to prevent reoccurrence of this type of event.
Finally, I want to take a moment to thank each and every one of our members for your patience and professionalism during this stressful time.
-Alan R. Ingraham, GBBR CEO