Suffolk, without a cyberattack recovery plan, hires chief to create one
Vera Chinese reports:
Suffolk County’s new chief security information officer, announced Monday by County Executive Steve Bellone, will be charged with creating a recovery plan for potential cyberattacks in the future, administration officials said.
The lack of a stand-alone recovery plan before a breach was discovered Sept. 8 likely contributed to the amount of time it has taken the county to recover, said Richard Donoghue, counsel for the legislature’s Cyber Intrusion Investigation Committee.
Donoghue’s remarks Monday during the panel’s first meeting came after Bellone’s announcement of Kenneth Brancik, former cybersecurity chief of the Mount Sinai Health System, as the county’s first chief information security officer.