TLI's Mike Johnson on Why State's IT Systems Have Seen Hundreds of Attacks
In 2019, state-run information technology systems were subject to hundreds of cyber attacks. In fact, Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) responded to at least 1,500 last year. Mike Johnson, director of the M.S. in Security Technologies program, spoke with reporters about the issue, saying that government is a prime target "because it looks like every other target" in the sense that it can store payment methods and personal information that cyber criminals aim to sell on the black market. Read the full story below.