Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway on Monday released an audit of Ozark County. The audit report describes weaknesses in cybersecurity measures and accounting practices in several county offices.
Some offices lacked sufficient password protection controls, including a lack of requirements and the use of shared passwords to access county computers. Other offices failed to appropriately store or maintain backup data, which increases vulnerability to cyber threats and ransomware-style encryption attacks.
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“The complete audit report, which received an overall rating of “fair,” can be found online here.” (SOURCE: Office of Missouri, State Auditory)