Network administrators are among the most common victims of cyberattacks.
They are responsible for managing data, scheduling network traffic and administering network services.
A 2016 study by the Texas State Emergency Management Agency found that of the 2.3 million employees at the state’s nearly 1.5 million public safety agencies, more than 70 percent were connected to the Internet at some point in their careers.
Among those who have died were security workers, teachers and police officers.
There were about 2,700 deaths in 2015, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
At least one of the two people who died in the Houston apartment was an IT administrator who was working on a personal computer when it went offline, the report said.
“The fact that we’re in a state where our entire workforce is connected to a network at some level is something that I have never seen before,” said David Cramer, who has been an administrator in the Texas public safety sector since 1994 and is now a software engineer for the state Department of Homeland Security.
“I’m not surprised that it happened.
There’s always going to be people who have some kind of vulnerability.”
He said he has heard about other cyberattacks on the part of people connected to public safety networks, but this one was particularly painful for him because it was so unexpected.
“It’s very stressful for all of us who have worked here,” he said.
He was one of two people to be killed in a single attack on a public safety agency’s network.
The first attack took place on Jan. 23, 2014, when a hacker stole a personal laptop belonging to a state employee and used it to breach a data storage system at the agency’s headquarters in Houston.
The second attack, which took place in the months that followed, happened in April 2014 when the agency was hit by another hack.
After the attack on the agency, the state announced that all public safety employees were required to log in to their personal computers with a password that was hard to guess.
State officials said that they would require all employees who use public safety computers to use passwords similar to those they use on their work email accounts.
The state has since adopted a voluntary policy requiring all employees to log into their personal computer through the agency network and log out through the office’s office email system.
The agency has since tightened its rules for those using its public safety network, making it mandatory for employees to use a password in addition to their password.
The Texas Department for Public Safety did not immediately respond to a request for comment.