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VITA's new cybersecurity model featured in Statescoop

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Ransomware attacks prompted VITA to develop a unique model for evaluating IT security threats and prioritizing their defenses. This new model allows cybersecurity risks to be defined in exact dollar amounts. 

Jon Smith, the Virginia Information Technologies Agency’s risk-management director, said the new model, which is an adaptation of several leading standards for quantifying risk, is already being used to rethink how VITA provides its services to more than 60 other agencies across the commonwealth. 

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