[ISN] City tightens computer security

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2011 02:56:48 -0500 (CDT)

By Doug Caruso
May 19, 2011

Columbus is taking steps to plug a gap in its computer security, the 
city's technology director said yesterday.

On May 2, The Dispatch reported that Columbus does not track computer 
parts that could hold sensitive data after they are taken out of 
service. An expert said that could lead to the undetected theft of 
critical data.

The city will begin taking inventory of its retired equipment and will 
keep it in a central repository until it is turned over to a contractor 
for disposal, said Gary Cavin, technology director in Mayor Michael B. 
Coleman's cabinet. In addition, Cavin said, his department is working on 
a yearlong contract with a computer-security company to provide 
continuing advice.

"We understand how fast and quickly laws change and security changes," 
Cavin said.


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