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Contributed by the South Carolina Department of Administration’s Division of Information Security

Home security is no longer limited to keeping your front door locked and turning on your alarm system. It now extends to protecting yourself from cyberthreats that can intrude upon devices throughout your house and put your personal information at risk. The National Security Agency encourages everyone to protect themselves from cyberthreats at home which can be accomplished through some basic steps.

Cybersecurity Tips at Home ... Read more

SCAC 2022-23 President Debbie Summers and the Presidential Scholarship recipient at Lexington County Council.
SCAC 2022-23 President Debbie Summers (second from left) with
the 2023 SCAC Presidential Scholarship recipient at a Lexington County Council meeting. 

Applications are due Feb. 1  for the 2024 scholarship program sponsored by the South Carolina Association of Counties (SCAC) Board... Read more


Managing South Carolina’s growth emerged as a key theme and ongoing discussion during the 2023 SC Association of Counties Legislative Conference, which was held Nov. 30-Dec. 1 in Greenville.

SC Senate President Thomas Alexander of Oconee County, Sen. Shane Massey of Edgefield County, Sen. Karl Allen of Greenville County, and Rep. Chandra Dillard of Greenville County shared ideas on ways county officials and the General Assembly can work together on topics ranging from roads and broadband infrastructure to childcare... Read more


Recently, 179 attorneys gathered in person for the first time since 2019 for the 2023 SC Local Government Attorneys’ Institute, hosted by the South Carolina Association of Counties (SCAC).

“Being back in person was a welcome change for us as organizers and for the attorneys in attendance,” said SCAC Director of Governmental Affairs Kent Lesesne. “This event traditionally offers valuable networking opportunities for our state’s public sector attorneys, and it was great to see everyone engaging with this year’s presenters and with each other.”

The Nov. 17 event at the Pastides... Read more


A recording of SCAC’s recent webinar for local planning and zoning officials is now available to view on-demand for 3-hours of continuing education credit.  Last Monday, November 13, SCAC hosted the Affordable Housing, Public Meetings, and Other Trends in Planning and Zoning webinar. The course is approved by the SC Planning Education Advisory Committee for 3-hours of continuing education. To view this and other free on-demand continuing education opportunities for planning and zoning officials, visit SCAC’s learning portal learning portal at... Read more