Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Agenda: $25k system could have stopped hack, I-526 funds to shift?, You aren't a millionaire

DeMint leaves White House door open

Posted by Sam Spence on Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Legislative panel hears from security firm, Haley takes responsibility for breach
For the first time since a September security breach that swiped more than 5 million electronic taxpayer records from state servers, a special legislative committee heard from cybersecurity investigators, who told lawmakers that a two-factor authentication system tha could have stopped the attack would have cost the state around $25,000. Speaking to the S.C. congressional delegation, Gov. Haley said that she should have known to ask for more info about the state's electronic security measures.
Sources: SC Sen.: 'For $25,000, we wouldn't be here' (The State)
Haley takes blame for data breach (The State)
Two-password system could have stopped security breach (P&C)
Stavrinakis calls for independent investigation (Live 5 News/AP)

Could I-526 money be converted to fund smaller projects?
Charleston State Rep. Chip Limehouse, who sits on the State Infrastructure Bank board, made news Wednesday when he said that it might be a possibility to shift the $558 million designated for the I-526 completion into a batch of smaller local projects if Charleston County chooses not to move forward with the I-526 project.
Sources: Post and Courier

Delaney reportedly leaving Army Wives
Star of the hit Lifetime drama Army Wives, Kim Delaney, is reportedly leaving the show, which has filmed in the Holy City during most of its seven season.
Sources: Charleston City Paper

Pecha Kucha 16 lineup announced
PKN16 is set for December 12, and features a line-up of a familiar faces for City Paper readers.
Sources: Charleston City Paper

Downtown residents irked over Gaillard noise
A $142 million facelift to the city's performing arts center and city offices is causing some grief for downtown residents of the Ansonborough neighborhood. Some Gaillard neighbors are going so far as to purchasing earplugs.
Sources: Live 5 News

Winning Powerball tickets sold in Arizona, Missouri
You didn't wake up a half-billionaire this morning, sorry.
Sources: Live 5 News/RNN

DeMint 'not thinking about' White House bid
Asked about his political ambitions beyond his second term as a U.S. senator, Sen. Jim DeMint told reporters Wednesday that he was "not even thinking about it now." When asked a similar question in 2011, DeMint issued a definitive "No."
Sources: The State

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