State Officials Want More Election Security Intel From Feds

With the upcoming midterm elections, it's a race to establish better information sharing between Homeland Security and state and local elections officials.

The Annual Cost of U.S. Cybercrime Could Top $100 Billion

Companies aren’t properly incentivized to protect their networks and we’re all paying the price, the Council of Economic Advisers concludes.

Is the Public Outcry Coming From Your Constituents or Bots?

It’s getting harder to discern fact from fiction online, and public officials will to need to fight bots with bots.

Smart Technology Must Be Part of the U.S. Infrastructure Discussion, Too

Q&A: Security and privacy issues will abound if they go unaddressed as cities increasingly install smart infrastructure, according to federal officials.

National Governors Association to Ramp Up State Cyber Assistance

As more smart communities emerge, states are being encouraged to get policy frameworks in place that secure the front end of disruptive technologies being adopted.

How Voters With Disabilities Are Blocked From the Ballot Box

In light of security concerns, states moved to paper ballots. Now voters with disabilities are losing access.

DHS: We Can Vet Election Cyber Systems in All 50 States

Some states remain wary of asking for federal election security help, but the ice is thawing, a Homeland Security official said.

These L.A. Startups Are What Stand Between Hackers and Your Medical Devices

Some of the most important cybersecurity work is happening in nondescript offices across the nation.

Homeland Security Test Reveals Flaws in Emergency Responder Apps

A pilot test found cyber vulnerabilities or privacy issues in 32 out of 33 apps.

Election Cyber Coordinating Council to Be Finalized Next Year

State and federal officials met with election industry leaders to launch the council.

How Much State Interest Is There in Proper Election Audits?

As Colorado pioneers best practices, races in Georgia and Alabama show how futile efforts are to verify votes without the right protocols in place.

To Fend Off Hackers, Local Governments Get Help From States

But some city hall leaders say they can’t necessarily rely on states for cyber aid because many are busy trying to deal with their own cyber preparedness.

L.A. Cyber Center Hopes to Be a Model for Cities Nationwide

During the past four years, Los Angeles has centralized its cyber operations using models developed by the federal government and industry sectors.

How to Begin to Craft Policy Around the Internet of Things

In the rush to make cities smarter, state and local governments have fallen behind on cybersecurity.

Homeland Security Told States About Russian Hacking Attempts With a Phone Script

Homeland Security notified state government officials about Russian probing in advance of the 2016 election, but often did not reach out to election officials, many of whom lacked security clearances.

How States and Cities Can Secure the Internet of Things

As we connect more and more devices, governments must keep an active watch on their network.

Cybersecurity Quest Sends States to Vets, Students and Women

Hiring and keeping qualified IT staffers, particularly cybersecurity experts, is a serious problem for states.

Hacker With Bitcoin Ransom Targets Sacramento Regional Transit Data

The transit agency is in the process of recovering 30 million backup files.