Balancing Online Services with Cybersecurity Concerns

May 31, 2019


The digital revolution has changed the way Long Islanders pay for government services ranging from property taxes to sanitation fees, but inconsistent internet security on municipal websites can attract hackers and challenge officials to balance convenience with security.

“If you’re going to be entrusting your financial data, your health data, anything that personally identifies you with your local government, you have to have faith that they can protect that data,”said Paul Hoffman, a senior program manager at the Center for Internet Security .