Cybersecurity

Months After Hack Attack, South Carolina's Data Security Remains Uncertain

Not so reassuring

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Nearly two months after publicly disclosing a massive data breach at the South Carolina Department of Revenue, state officials are unsure just what kind of weaknesses exist in state agencies' cyber security.

The State Budget and Control Board — the five-member board that oversees the state's administrative agency as well as state financial decisions — took the first step to find out Wednesday when it authorized hiring a consultant to craft a bid for a firm to assess the state's security and develop a statewide cyber security firm.