South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley held another press conference on Wednesday to announce an executive order in the wake of the Department of Revenue hacking investigation.
Haley said the executive order requires all Cabinet agencies to comply with the Department of State Information Technology (DSIT), requiring security monitoring 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The order also includes the state's purchase of equipment that will protect Cabinet agency files, shutting the computer down the moment someone tries to move files without permission, Haley said.
She said the costs would be paid for by the agencies' budgets, DSIT and through the use of Homeland Security monies from the State Law Enforcement Division. She said the around-the-clock monitoring would be by employees who could stop an intrusion the moment it occurs with the help of the new equipment.
She said a formal report on the investigation could be released by the end of the week.