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Posted: Thursday, July 4, 2013 6:30 pm | Updated: 6:36 pm, Thu Jul 4, 2013.

The city of Santa Fe needs to strengthen the security of its data and take a closer look at a big-ticket purchase in the Information Technology and Telecommunications Division, according to a new report from an internal auditor.

“Vulnerabilities that may have existed for years can no longer be ignored as threats to information systems have become more prevalent,” reads a draft of the audit dated Monday. “The ramifications for information security breaches, data loss and the inability to continue operations due to systems failures are well within the public’s awareness. Failures in these areas are preventable.”

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  • posted at 8:08 pm on Sat, Jul 6, 2013.

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    what happened to "Romero holding people accountable" seems he was to occupied covering up his own misdeeds and malfeasance to realize everything else was falling to pieces. looks like another case of the parking divisions corrupt and ineptness due to cronyism spread to the whole city under Romero!

     
  • Alfred Padilla posted at 7:55 pm on Fri, Jul 5, 2013.

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    Tourism first, data processing last. Do these fools even have a disaster recovery site in place? Do they store sensitive data off site? Do they have disaster recovery teams in place? Why is data not being backed up in case of a catastrophic failure, or is it? Data storage and security is nothing to fool around with. Its not if something happens but when it does are we prepared?
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