An East Northport man has been named chief information security officer for Suffolk County in the wake of last year’s attack on the county system.
Dr. Kenneth Brancik was named Monday to set cyber security policy, risk management and governance.
The county said that Brancik be responsible for the development, oversight and enforcement of policies and programs intended to protect county’s data, systems and technology.
The county is still recovering from the damaging attack in September that knocked systems offline for months, leading 911 dispatchers to direct calls by hand, impeding court cases, exposing the Social Security and driver’s license numbers of thousands of residents, and leading to the shutdown of the entire county phone system.
A ransomware attack was blamed.