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Audit finds Greenville schools computer policies deficient

Jun 14, 2022 12:45 am

Ted Remsnyder is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media that State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released an audit last week finding the Greenville Central School District failed to establish adequate policies and procedures concerning employee network access. The audit began July 1, 2019, and the goal was to determine if district officials had established adequate network user account controls to prevent unauthorized use or access to its computer system. The audit was originally set to end Feb. 8, 2021, but was extended through March 31, so state auditors could complete computer testing. The Comptroller's Office found the district did not develop a comprehensive acceptable use policy and monitor employee computer use. They also found the district failed to disable 64 unnecessary user accounts, including both former student and employee accounts. The auditors recommended the district acceptable use policy be updated to clearly state what is acceptable for district computer use, update the policy to include district employees and to regularly review and monitor that policy for compliance. The report also recommended the district implement procedures to monitor employees' computer use and put into effect ways to ensure compliance. Greenville Central School District Superintendent Michael Bennett said he would defer questions about the state audit until after the Board of Education holds its next meeting. He said the district would be implementing an acceptable policy for employee use of district devices and its network. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.