Industry:

Goverment Services

Company

South Dakota Bureau of Information and Telecommunications (SD BIT)

Location:

Pierre, South Dakota, United States

Company Size:

500 Employees

Product:

Netsparker Enterprise

SD BIT Deploys Netsparker to Secure Residents’ Personal Data

Home to Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial, the State of South Dakota provides a range of public services for residents and visitors to the state. Many are accessible to users from a web interface and managed via a series of secure websites and web applications.

One of the features we find most beneficial is the reporting side. The reports are very clean and meaningful to our development team. - Miguel Penaranda, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, SD BIT

South Dakota's Challenge Was to Maintain Secure Access For One Million Residents' Personal Data

The combined numbers of residents, visitors and staff living, working and travelling through South Dakota county annually adds up to a vast store of data. This ranges from contact details and marital status to identity documentation, certificates and permits. Miguel Penaranda, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, SD BIT says:

Data is updated constantly, both internally by our administrative and management staff, and externally, by residents and others via our many web application UIs. Regardless of the location or identify of the person inputting the data, the data access, input and storage needs to be secure.

SD BIT's needs were straightforward: identify the most accurate scanner on the market, and the one that is the easiest to both implement and use. Their web security team was on the lookout for the latest innovative approaches to web security. Ease of setup and use, as well as accuracy, were top of the wish list.

Following an analysis of what was available on the market, and after conducting tests to determine the accuracy of each solution under consideration, South Dakota elected to implement Netsparker's web application security solution.

Quicker Security Fixes Contribute to a Long Term Investment in Data Security

At SD BIT, the Development Team found the scan results reports crucial to their goals:

One of the features we find most beneficial is the reporting side. The reports are very clean and meaningful to our development team.

And, even though the entire team was able to get up to speed quickly, they found Netspaker's Support provision invaluable.

The Support team was very quick to respond to our queries and were always looking for new ways to help.

Partnering with Netsparker has been recognised across the entire IT provision at South Dakota as a solid investment in the residents' long-term data security.