Durham County's Information Services & Technology Department recently took home a 2016 Technology Solutions Award from the Public Technology Institute.
The organization honored recent steps by the department to educate employees and the public about cybersecurity, according to a story from the IS&T website.
Here is a look at the issue and the department's approach to cybersecurity by the numbers, according to IS&T’s story: 200,000: estimated number of emails on an average
Almost two years ago, EMS reached out to IS&T to develop a mobile tool that would store emergency management protocols and practices. This shift from searching bulky paper documents to easily scanning information on smart phones was designed to be easier for employees.
As a recent case study states, this password-protected online tool prevented the need for an outside consultant by using internal staff. And the change also has saved $10,000 a year in production costs for th
StateTech, a government technology trade publication, recently featured Durham County's Information Services & Technology website as one of "50 Must-Read State and Local IT Blogs."
"This blog is living proof that a strategic approach to IT can have an immediate and significant effect on citizens," author Jimmy Daly wrote in the piece. "Durham County is pushing open data and cybersecurity, among other important tech initiatives."
Daly encourages readers to "show this newly
Durham County's Information Services & Technology Department recently won an award for its improvements in document management.
The County received the award from the Alexandria, Va.-based Public Technology Institute. PTI "actively supports local government executives and elected officials through research, education, executive-level consulting services, and national recognition programs," according to it's website.
For more information, check out this blog post from IS&T