California Gov. Newsom fills three key technology positions
Former Google Ventures partner Rick Klau was named the state's new innovation officer. Newsom also named a new CTO and deputy CIO.
Someone is selling VPN access to a city government in Arizona
A cybercriminal middleman wants $30,000 for credentials allowing access to a wide range of systems in an unnamed Arizona city, the intelligence firm GroupSense said.
Mobile phishing against government surged with pandemic telework
One out of 13 state and local government workers experienced a mobile phishing attempt in 2020, according to new research from security firm Lookout.
How DHS plans to improve state and local cybersecurity this week
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is expected to announce several changes, including a hike in the minimum amount that state and local government grant recipients must spend on cybersecurity.
Software glitch keeps Arizona inmates eligible for release behind bars
A whistleblower report found that an inmate management system wasn't adjusted for a new early-release formula, keeping hundreds locked up for too long.
Despite 2020 successes, election officials' disinformation fight continues
Last year's election may have been the "best administered," but officials are still seeking to stem the flood of disinformation that caused so much unrest.