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Cybersecurity Among Casualties Of State Budget Woes

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August 6, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire, Spending
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via Investor’s Business Daily

Count network security among the victims of the severe budget woes roiling nearly all states.

So warns the National Association of State Chief Information Officers, which says states are delaying critical cybersecurity investments.

“This isn’t an area that states can ignore,” said Doug Robinson, the trade group’s director. “They’re already behind.”

The Lexington, Ky.-based nonprofit represents CIOs in government and business. Corporate members include Oracle(ORCL), Microsoft (MSFT) and Hewlett-Packard (HPQ).

Robinson says at risk are “critical assets” — the growing mountain of data on the Internet and other computer networks.

“You look at all the services that states provide — they are the largest repository of personally identifiable information,” Robinson said. “It starts with birth, goes to death and includes everything in between.”

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