Suffolk lawmakers table cyber security bill aimed to protect county from another attack

As News 12 has reported, under the proposal, county information tech workers would meet at least once a month.

News 12 Staff

Dec 20, 2023, 10:46 AM

Updated 217 days ago

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Suffolk County has tabled a measure aimed at improving cyber security coordination across departments.
As News 12 has reported, under the proposal, county information tech workers would meet at least once a month.
In addition, a new chief information security officer would be expected to oversee policy and compliance for all departments as well as submit a risk assessment report twice a year.
Outgoing Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone praised the proposal to the legislature.
Bellone went on to blame the county clerk’s office for the attack – which shut down services for months, and exposed social security numbers of about 26,000 county employees.  


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