How a Rutgers lecturer is helping local governments secure their systems: BTN LiveBIG

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With increasing speculation about the role the Russian government may have played in the 2016 election and what tactics they might have used, cyberattacks on government entities have become a prominent issue at the forefront of the American conscious.

Rutgers University’s Marc Pfeiffer, whose career in the public sector spans decades, is uniquely qualified to help local governments upgrade their cyber security. As the assistant director of the Bloustein Local Government Research Center, an extension of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Pfeiffer helps reconcile the increased pace of new technology and social media emergence and government employees ability to keep up.

His work helping local governments find solutions to security issues was recently featured by the Big Ten Network (July 2018).