How a Cyberattack Plunged a Long Island County Into the 1990s

Written by on November 28, 2022

Adding to its vulnerability, Suffolk, like many counties, was running on so-called legacy systems, outdated platforms that many municipalities do not know how to or cannot afford to modernize, said Benjamin Voce-Gardner, the director of the Office of Counter Terrorism for the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, which has been assisting with the response.

After the attack, Mr. Bellone increased the county’s 2023 operating budget by $9 million to fund cybersecurity measures. And last month, Kevin J. McCaffrey, the presiding officer . . .

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