Flaw in Columbia, S.C., Website Search Tool Exposed Database, SMPT Server Passwords

April 26, 2019

SC Magazine

Many local governments face cybersecurity challenges in the form of resourcing and expertise due to budgetary constraints. These issues can cause security flaws such as exposed server passwords.

Mackey recommended local governments tapping “services such as the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) offering which are funded in part from grants from the Department of Homeland Security,” which are designed to “bring the expertise to state, tribal and local governments which would otherwise be hard to procure.