Funding sought for state computer security

State lawmakers were briefed on cyber-security in the aftermath of a series of high-profile data breaches of government servers and computers.

“We’re currently working on a DTS (Dept. of Technology Services) strategic plan,” Mark VanOrden, the chief information officer of the Utah Dept. of Technology Services, told a legislative committee hearing on Wednesday.

The committee got an update on efforts to protect people’s personal information after several data thefts in recent years. After a data breach of pieces of personal information involving 780,000 people from a Utah Dept. of Health server last year, the Utah State Legislature began placing more emphasis on data security.

“Some agencies have moved further than others,” VanOrden told the committee. “The Department of Health, for obvious reasons, they’ve established a security group that we work with very closely.”

SOURCE: fox13now.com

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