Cybersecurity

The Cybersecurity Crisis Requires Getting Serious About Diversity

It is not simply a numbers game: diversity is a proven “differentiator” that research shows makes organizations better.

Federal Lawmakers Want to Fund Cyber Upgrades for State and Local Governments

A bill introduced Monday would create a grant program for cash-strapped states that want to bolster their digital defenses.

How Las Vegas Stops Email-Borne Cyberattacks Pre-Delivery

“For most organizations email is a weakness, as much as we try and educate our user population,” said the city’s IT director.

Federal Cyber Chief Warns All Political Candidates 'Everybody's a Potential Target'

There’s no telling what races online adversaries might try to sway, says a Homeland Security official.

Port San Antonio’s Redevelopment Enters New Territory

The port authority is exploring a new public-private partnership to get the Texas metro area’s unique mix of industries, like cybersecurity and defense, collaborating more.

What Hackers Have in Store for 2019

COMMENTARY | From ransomware to crypto mining: state and local governments should expect “quieter” attacks.

The Next E-Scooter Headache: Hackers

A cybersecurity firm showed they could take control of an e-scooter someone was riding from up to 100 meters.

How to Grow the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Talent

Much more can be done to help ensure a safe cyber future for all.

Is State and Local Cybersecurity Maturing Fast Enough?

Failure to use artificial intelligence to manage cyber programs and lack of cyber insurance remain weak points for governments.

Why Vermont Digital Services Kept Employees Embedded in Agencies

The agency is eying an April launch of its security operations center.

Feds Charge 2 Men in Ransomware Attack That Hobbled Atlanta

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Albuquerque’s troubled electric buses leave town … Wash. state plastic bag ban proposal … Dallas asset forfeitures ... and D.C.’s clean-energy shift.

After a Ransomware Attack, More Unwelcome News for Local Government Employees

An abundance of caution months after a cyber assault on one municipality’s IT systems.

Brian Kemp Was Warned of a Cyber Vulnerability. He Weaponized It—Again

Georgia’s secretary of state and Republican gubernatorial candidate has a history of attacking those who point out the flaws in his state’s election cybersecurity.

Cyber ‘Intrusion Campaigns’ Increasingly Target Utilities

Here are malicious behaviors CIOs can look to help prevent a disruption.

State Attorney General Releases Report on Surge in Data Breaches

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Charleston, S.C. earthquake risk … Texas air pollutants … and Pennsylvania prison mail lawsuits.

Report: State CISOs Need to Throw Their Weight Around

Budgets are tight and talent is scarce, but the cyber leaders can change that with their increasing sway within governments.

Los Angeles to Expand Cyber Lab with Federal Grant

The lab, established last summer, is a public-private partnership aimed at protecting the city from hacker attacks.

Hackers Report Cites ‘Staggering’ Vulnerabilities in U.S. Voting Systems

The report from DEF CON’s Voting Village found one bug that alone could flip the Electoral College. Another has gone unfixed for 11 years.