Mueller report details Russian hacking against state election systems

by Benjamin Freed • 2 days ago

The special counsel wrote that the FBI believes Russian government hackers succeeded gaining access to the network of at least one Florida county just before the 2016 election.

Cities can do more to help underserved residents avoid cyberthreats, research says

by Benjamin Freed • 3 days ago

A University of California think tank recommends that cities offer basic cybersecurity education to their low-income, elderly and non-English-speaking residents, who are at higher risk of being targeted online.

Seattle innovation council tackles homelessness, social services in first projects

by Ryan Johnston • 4 days ago

The group comprised of local technology companies, university deans and city leaders has named seven new technology projects designed to improve life for the city's residents.

North Dakota's IT department takes charge of cybersecurity for the entire state

by Colin Wood • 1 week ago

Legislation signed by the governor gives the North Dakota Information Technology Department the broadest security directive of any state IT office.

Phishing incident gets Oregon.gov emails blacklisted by Microsoft, again

by Colin Wood • 4 weeks ago

It's at least the third time in 12 months that a phishing attack has dinged the state's email reputation score.

One year after Atlanta's ransomware attack, the city says it's transforming its technology

by Benjamin Freed • 4 weeks ago

The city's new CIO, Gary Brantley, says cybersecurity is now "at the front of everything we do" in the wake of a cyberattack that cost Atlanta $17 million.

Police need public's trust before adopting new technologies, officials say

by Benjamin Freed • 1 month ago

Emerging technologies like drones and data analytics can help police, but they need community acceptance first, speakers at a South by Southwest panel said.

How one company is enticing lobbyists to push contractor-monitoring software

by Benjamin Freed • 2 months ago

A document acquired by StateScoop reveals new details of a business plan that, if successful, state IT officials fear could break compliance and taint vendor relationships.

Texas bills would downsize state's data centers, mandate cloud

by Benjamin Freed • 2 months ago

Lawmakers are pushing for greater oversight of the state's storage solutions after a $1.5 billion contract went forward without their input.

CIOs should use governance, cost savings to urge collaboration

by Jake Williams • 2 months ago

On an episode of the Priorities podcast, state IT leaders say governance that forces cost savings and collaboration is most effective.

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