Governor Nikki Haley and Division of State Information Technology (DSIT) Director Jimmy Earley and State Inspector General Patrick Maley today announced additional cyber-security measures to be put in place after the October online theft of 3.8 million South Carolina taxpayer IDs.
The governer issued an executive order for her Cabinet agencies to work with DSIT to implement twenty-four hour a day monitoring as well as intervention and interrupting of unusual events or viruses. The governor is also urging the more than 100 non-Cabinet agencies to work with DSIT to identify weaknesses in their digital security.
The state is also buying a security tool known as “The Hand,” which will shut down a terminal if it detects a major data transfer.
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