State agencies don't have the money to properly protect people's information from cyber attacks. They are underfunded as well, and so don't have the money to even hire the people that could help keep that informations secure. Until we upgrade people and equipment in these agencies we will continue to see problems.
DHS departments do not do enough to secure private information. The level of protection is one of mere face value and only exists for public perception - as if it really gives a rip about security or privacy. The reality is the DHS is all about invading privacy. There is nothing it doesn't know about us.
When a person needs public assistance, they are at the mercy of the government. Sometimes CPS gets involved and tramples on people's rights and their right to raise their own children without interference from the government. DHS handles so much information that keeping it private is often an afterthought. They should have more firewalls in place.
Georgia in particular does not do a good job to safeguard protected information. Most case files are paper, and not entered into the computer system or if they are entered into the computer system the paper files, which are often left unsecured and can be accessed by anyone, so it does not suprise me they got hacked.