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Town of Normal audit turns up minor issues

Tue, 04 Sep 2012 17:42:38 CDT
By: Charlie Schlenker

Auditors for the Town of Normal have several suggestions to improve computer security, and disaster planning. Auditors say too many people might have access to rooms in City Hall and other Town facilities. Town staff say they are reviewing who has what access and may trim the list. Auditors also suggest the town encrypt private data on city laptops. They point out that the cost of public notice for breach of confidentiality if a laptop is lost or stolen is quite high. Staff say as they replace laptops they will begin encryption. There is also a concern over use of thumb drives and other portable storage devices on computers. Auditors also want more frequent review of employee computer system access changes and more detail for the existing disaster recovery plan covering town facilities in case of storms, floods, or fires. Staff say they will work on all of that.

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