The Twin Cities Pioneer Press recently ran an article on cybersecurity at the Legislature. Here’s their handy recap of the article…
- Many of the state of Minnesota’s computer systems run hardware or software that’s obsolete — sometimes by decades.
- Cybersecurity professionals say they need more resources to keep state government, and the private information it stores, safe from hackers.
- Fixing all these problems will cost a lot of money. Gov. Mark Dayton has request $125 million for IT upgrades.
- Key lawmakers say IT upgrades are needed, but there’s no consensus on how much to spend versus priorities such as education or tax cuts.