State Inspector General supports review of SC information security policies

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCIV) -- The state of South Carolina does not have in place a statewide information security program, and officials should meet to discuss creating one.

That was the main theme of a news release issued Tuesday by the office of South Carolina Inspector General Patrick Maley.

In the news release, Maley said he supports Gov. Nikki Haley's recent call for a "holistic" review of information security - dubbed INFOSEC by Maley.

Maley said initial plans to review the state's information security policies and procedures should include meetings among several top officials in several different state offices.

The statements come after the personal and financial information of nearly four million residents were compromised in a computer security breach.

"The OIG fully understands the stress and impact of this situation on the citizens of South Carolina, which serves as a motivator to all involved in urgently addressing the issue," Maley said. "I can assure every citizen that there is commitment and resolve to ensure the state does everything possible to protect your information."