State government touts flawless record amid cybersecurity awareness month
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month nationwide
South Dakota has a perfect record in defending against cybersecurity attacks, according to Bureau of Information and Technology Commissioner Jeff Clines.
It’s a streak the department is determined to uphold and is putting a special emphasis on this month.
Clines says he understands the critical importance of making no mistakes on this front.
“We have to be right 100 percent of the time to prevent an attack. They just have to be right once.”
During Cybersecurity Awareness Month, an initiative first federally recognized in 2004, Clines and his department intensify their awareness efforts. That involves conducting phishing tests and pushing additional training on state employees.
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