When a county’s information technology (IT) director retired, the municipality needed assistance identifying and hiring a replacement. Once the new IT director was hired, the county had to turn its attention to addressing IT controls that had not been prioritized from previous years’ audits.
Serving as the county’s Value Architect™, Baker Tilly was familiar with the challenges the IT department faced as well as the future direction of the department. We helped the county with its executive recruitment process to hire a qualified and experienced IT director. Working with the new IT director, Baker Tilly’s public sector and cybersecurity specialists completed a cybersecurity assessment to evaluate the county’s people, tools and processes to help meet municipal needs and objectives. We then built a cybersecurity program to address cyber risks realized in the assessment.
Within three months, the county had an operating cybersecurity program to identify risk and prevent cyber-attacks. The county now has a strong IT environment.
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