[ISN] WSD computer security update options considered

http://lab.southernlakesnewspapers.com/?p=10072 By Dave Fidlin Correspondent MyRacineCounty.com June 18, 2013 Officials in the Town of Waterford Sanitary District No. 1 are interested in using updated technology to address a series of perceived deficiencies. At last month’s district meeting, WSD commissioners discussed contracting with a firm to back-up the district’s files, perhaps through a cloud method that would result in off-site storage and eliminate the need for servers and other large infrastructure. Dan Dickinson, who chairs the commission, said an upgrade could yield cost efficiencies and result in better Internet connections. “A server is really no longer needed with the technology that is available today,” Dickinson noted. WSD’s existing hardware system is considered antiquated. It was installed in 2001 and, according to staff members, could be vulnerable to security attacks. As time moves on, the existing software and hardware will not be compatible with new products aimed at eliminating security threats. […] _______________________________________________ ISN mailing list ISN@lists.infosecnews.org http://lists.infosecnews.org/mailman/listinfo/isn_lists.infosecnews.org