Cybersecurity needs State investment – but how much is enough?

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.
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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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