SC cybersecurity 6 years after 6 million tax records stolen


Six years after hackers stole millions of South Carolina tax records, the state has ended a program to monitor victims’ credit records, and is still working to improve cybersecurity.

The state adopted industry standards about centralizing security rules for the state’s 100-plus agencies, but state authorities are just now coming up with a system to check whether those agencies meet the standards, The Post and Courier reported .

Such a lag isn’t surprising, one cybersecurity analyst said.

“This is typical for state and local governments because they don’t have the resources,” said Avivah Litan, a senior analyst with Connecticut-based Gartner Research. “They shouldn’t be doing this anyway. We need a federal cybersecurity strategy.”

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