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Security costs test states' budgets

Proliferation of security threats. Pressure for freer access to network resources. Reduced staffing and funding. Sound familiar? Any corporate IT department faces these challenges, but the problem is magnified for those in charge of security for state government networks, according to speakers and attendees last week at the National Association of State Telecommunications Directors (NASTD). “Security is on all our minds every day,” said Jim Edman, manager of network technologies for the bureau of information and telecommunications for South Dakota. “Everybody wants access to everything from everywhere all the time, but there’s a price to pay for that.” Full Story

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