cybersecurity

Local News
5:13 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

SC Should Centralize Security To Avoid Further Hacks

At the moment, all 18 South Carolina state agencies have their own chief information officers responsible for keeping the data doors locked against bad guys. But these CIOs are far from confident.

One told the inspector general "what scares me is what I don't know." Another said South Carolina's statewide information security ranks two out of five "on a good day."

None of this is a surprise to Charlotte attorney and security consultant Chris Swecker.

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Politics
6:36 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

S.C. Governor: Hackers Stole Tax Info Of Nearly 6 Million

South Carolina governor Nikki Haley says last month hackers compromised tax records as far back as 1998.
Credit USC Upstate/flickr

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley says nearly 6 million residents had their social security and bank account numbers stolen by hackers in a September attack. At a press conference today, Haley released new details from Mandiant, the information security firm hired to investigate the attack.

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