COMMENTARY | Symantec's Tim Hankins outlines the continued prevalence of ransomware attacks, and what it means for governments as they consider their level of cybersecurity.
But some note progress. “I think we’re in a much better position than two years ago,” says Minn. Secretary of State Steve Simon.
A standard called Enhanced Open aims to make using free networks more secure than it is now.
The Interior Department awarded spots on a five-year, $45 million contract to manage IT risk for more than 600 dams nationwide.
The bill comes amid an encryption debate that pits national security against cybersecurity.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Colorado pension reform bill approved … Louisiana special legislative session … and Michigan’s suburban growth.
The ransomware that crippled Atlanta raises unanswered questions about how to communicate with citizens after a cyber-attack.
Broad-based consumer bills on internet privacy and net neutrality failed or are still pending as state legislative sessions wind down. And the ones that have passed have been limited.
Cyber experts want Congress to explore different ways to prove people’s identities.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Some Kansas higher ed funds restored … Louisiana state lawmakers have fist fight … Michigan leaders have unexpected revenue to use.
The Georgia Army National Guard has a cyber readiness inspection coming up and wants a contractor to spend the summer helping it get ready.
There are reasons more aren’t using the service: Some states might not have the money, or might be nervous about allowing white-hat companies to try to breach their networks.
The state has launched a multi-pronged initiative aimed at reducing cybersecurity risks.
Rising cyber attacks and mass shootings have altered the equation for local governments, but natural disasters remain their biggest threat.
The pilot has helped 11 jurisdictions obtain cybersecurity expertise they wouldn’t otherwise have, Washtenaw County’s innovations and process improvement manager explains.
Indiana CIO Dewand Neely shares how his state came to be named in “one of the largest state-sponsored hacking campaigns ever prosecuted.”
Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands' CIOs discussed data security, relationships with wireless carriers and next-level training at NASCIO’s midyear conference.
Many state and local government officials are only now waking up to the threat from cyberattackers and realizing they need to beef up their defenses.
Chatbots make city services more efficient, but are they safe to use?
The state will soon offer information security training local governments should consider to help avoid a crisis of Atlanta proportions.
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