Apr 19 2017

South Carolina Establishes Cybersecurity Oversight Group

The new group will look to protect the state against hacking incidents.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is bolstering the state's cybersecurity efforts after signing an executive order on April 19 establishing a Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Executive Oversight Group. The group will examine, enforce, and strengthen cybersecurity across the state with the aim to mitigate cyberattacks, WISTV reports.

“Protecting its citizens is the most critical job a government is tasked with – from enemies we can see and those we can’t,” McMaster said in a statement, WISTV reported. “Cyber attacks are among the most common and potentially crippling offenses that face our state and country. With partnerships like this one, we are committing to being as proactive as possible in protecting our people and doing everything in our power to make sure we are as safe and secure as possible.”

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