State-level security

Wednesday, 18 September 2002, 3:12 PM EST

In the wake of Sept. 11, many states are examining ways to shore up security to protect their citizens. They recognize IT as a crucial part of the security infrastructure. In Florida, Scott McPherson, Director of Information Security and Chief Technology Officer for Public Safety, State Technology Office started to think about cyberterrorism and possible security breaches long before the terrorist attacks last year. InfoWorld Executive Editor for CTO Media Eve Epstein spoke with McPherson about what first alerted him to security issues, and what he has accomplished to shore up Florida's IT infrastructure.

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