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03/06/2013 02:31 pm ET Updated May 06, 2013

Michigan Cyber Crime Security Praised By Gov. Rick Snyder

(LANSING, Mich.) -- Gov. Rick Snyder has said that he considers cyber crime the top issue facing government, and the growing rate of cyber attacks backs up his concern.

Still, Michigan does better than most states at guarding against records being compromised, Doug Robinson, the executive director of the National Association of Chief Information Officers told the Detroit News.

According to the News, the rate of online attacks on state records has risen 19 percent in the last two years. The administration reportedly spends $10 million per year on technicians who handle 187,000 cyber attacks each day.

Michigan's digital security has been praised both by Gov. Snyder as well as Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley in recent months, says the News.

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