Study: NJ localities poorly equipped to manage IT risk

January 8, 2016

Many of New Jersey’s local governments are ill equipped to safeguard against the risks inherent in managing their networks and working with citizens’ data, according to the results of a new report.

The study, prepared by researchers at Rutgers University’s Bloustein Local Government Research Center and released late last month, reveals substantial problems with how many of the state’s cities and counties manage IT, and attempts to offer solutions to remedy those issues. Most notably, a survey of 174 of New Jersey’s 565 local governments revealed that just nine municipalities have a data breach policy in place, and only 56 have performed any sort of strategic IT planning.

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