Donahue Releases Part One of CASK, a plan to make Kentucky Safer
SEPTEMBER 23, 2019, FRANKFORT KY: “As bank robber Willie Sutton said, That’s where the money is,” said Sheri Donahue, Democratic nominee for State Auditor. She was explaining why cybercriminals are targeting government entities more frequently. She was unveiling part one of ‘Cyber Architecture for a Safer Kentucky’ (CASK). “CASK is a four-part plan to make the Auditor’s Office more effective at protecting Kentucky families.”
“Businesses have made cyber-security a significant priority over the past several years. It has become more difficult and less profitable to attack business targets, so cyber-criminals have started looking at softer targets: Government,” Donahue explained.
- Part One lays out the plan to modernize and professionalize the Auditor’s Cyber Security Audits. Before the Auditor’s Office can move forward, it has to upgrade its capabilities so it can address 21st Century threats.
- Part Two (Released: October 7, 2019) will lay out the plan to help Kentucky’s 120 counties.
- Part Three (Planned Release Date: October 14, 2019) will lay out the plan to address the many deficiencies in state government.
- Part Four (Planned Release Date: October 21, 2019) will lay out the plan to help Kentucky families.
She went on to say, “Technology changes very fast, and the Auditor’s Office has failed to keep up with the times. It’s not a question of IF Kentucky will be attacked. It is a question of WHEN and will we be ready.”