March 18, 2008 07:06 ET

Dallas City Manager and City Councilman Forewarned That Hackers Could Break Into the City's Network

LIGATT Cyber Security Minute Blog by Gregory Evans

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - March 18, 2008) - On February 19, 2008, Gregory Evans, Director of LIGATT Security, was awoken around 5am by his staff in Dallas, Texas, and informed that the Dallas City Police Department website had been defaced by hackers. In this week's entry of the Cyber Security Minute Blog by Gregory Evans, he discusses how he met with the City Manager Mary K. Suhm and District 4 - Deputy Mayor Pro Tem, Dwaine R. Caraway, along with a trusted member of the Dallas IT department in September of 2007. According to the Cyber Security Blog, Gregory Evans quoted City Manager Mary Suhm as stating, "Our network does not need a security audit because we are secure and not worried about being hacked."

For details of the meeting and obvious security flaws that have been discovered and ignored in the city of Dallas as well as other cities across the United States, visit

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