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Password protector?

Password access, decommissioned drives cause concern for district health board

 

September 22, 2022

Questions about who sets passwords, in addition to concerns about decommissioned computer systems, were discussed at the Sept. 9 board of health meeting at the North Central District Health Department in O'Neill.

Following the North Central District Health Department board of health's Sept. 9 meeting, in O'Neill, one thing is clear: who controls employee's computer passwords.

What remains unknown is if the department has a signed service contract with Norfolk-based Precision IT for technology services and what those duties entail, in addition to why health district computers are decommissioned when data is housed on a server and not individual computers.

The answers may just be embedded deep within a computer hard drive that no one is currently able to access.

Cherry County Commissioner James Ward,...



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