A new audit out Wednesday revealed significant security weaknesses in information technology systems throughout state government, some that have persisted since 2003.
Legislative auditors found that more than 50% of the agencies examined from 2017 to 2019 did not substantially comply with applicable IT security standards and best practices.
"The state will face significant consequences if hackers are able to access an agency’s network or confidential data because of poor security controls," auditors warned.
"A significant security . . .