Ingham County tech officials say the county's website lacks security

By Andrew Merkle
Ingham County Chronicle Staff Reporter

According to the Ingham County Innovation and Technology Department (IT), applications that the county website (ingham.org) uses lack security. Vince Foess, interim IT director, recently presented this information to the County Services Committee. When asked by Chairperson Deb Nolan about the urgency of the issue, Foess told the committee that the issue is extremely urgent, adding that there are a dangerous amount of security risks facing the county’s website. “There is zero security on the back end,” Foess said. “Personal information and Social Security numbers are exposed to anyone in the world.