City of Kamloops to undergo external review of technology

The city’s new information and technology manager said security is a “strong focus” as Kamloops continues work on a new digital strategy.

“We have a specific area within our IT division that focuses on database and security threats, monitor software patching to make sure all of our devices and software are patched and up to date to protect against the latest vulnerabilities and hacks,” Kuldeep Bath said.

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Bath came to the city four months ago, bringing with him a resume of tech experience, including more than 25 years as IT director for BCLC.

Bath said the city receives alerts from the provincial government about threats or warnings, though he noted an external review of its hardware will likely be done down the road.

“I think we’ve done a solid job on our network and our infrastructure and how we do that,” Bath said. “But we’ll want to get an external review of that as well just to make sure that we’re dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s.”

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