Atlanta CIO says city has moved more systems to cloud since ransomware attack

by Benjamin Freed • 3 days ago

Nine months after a crippling cyberattack, Gary Brantley, who was hired in September, says the city is also lending its experience to other governments.

U.S. adds charges in Georgia against suspects in Atlanta ransomware attack

by Benjamin Freed • 1 week ago

A second indictment against the suspected SamSam hackers says the virus infected nearly 3,800 computers owned by the city.

Atlanta airport opens first biometric terminal in U.S.

by Jared Beinart • 2 weeks ago

Passengers on international flights with five airlines now have the option to go through every step of the boarding process using facial-recognition scans.

Ransomware spree against Atlanta, Newark and others leads to indictment of 2 Iranians

by Benjamin Freed • 2 weeks ago

The Justice Department charged two Iranian citizens with developing and deploying the SamSam ransomware virus that extracted more than $6 million from its victims and cost millions more in damage.

'Govhacks' survey points to crucial role for technology in government

by Ryan Johnston • 2 weeks ago

A 'Govhacks' survey from Accenture revealed the need for technology in government innovation.

Valdez, Alaska paid off ransomware hackers

by Benjamin Freed • 3 weeks ago

The small city agreed to pay its hackers a bitcoin sum equal to more than $26,000 for a decryption key for the ransomware virus known as Hermes.

New toolkit shows little cities how to buy like big ones

by Jared Beinart • 1 month ago

A new online tool developed by The Atlas guides small and midsize cities through "big city" tactics for doing business with the private sector.

Georgia CIO details state's plans for its new $100 million cybersecurity center

by Benjamin Freed • 2 months ago

Calvin Rhodes said the new facility will be used to train Army Cyber Command personnel and state and local IT workers trying to prevent future cyberattacks.

Seattle invites public to comment on its surveillance technologies

by Colin Wood • 2 months ago

The city will host five public meetings in the coming weeks to ensure locals have a chance to be included in the evolution of the local government's privacy policy.

Federal report prices national next generation 911 rollout

by Colin Wood • 2 months ago

The multibillion-dollar figure calculated by federal agencies will help Congress advance discussions on building such a communications system over the next decade.

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