Benjamin Freed

Technology Editor

City

NYC joins Amsterdam, Barcelona to protect residents' digital rights

by Benjamin Freed • 2 days ago

A new coalition of governments seeks to apply certain human rights standards, as defined by the United Nations, to the digital space.

State

North Carolina launches cybersecurity training program for veterans

by Benjamin Freed • 2 days ago

The state is partnering with Cisco and other tech firms to offer free training to former military members pursuing cybersecurity careers.

City

Washington, D.C. names Suneel Cherukuri as permanent CISO

by Benjamin Freed • 3 days ago

Cherukuri succeeds the city's first CISO, John MacMichael, who stepped down in January.

State

Glitchy voting machines in South Carolina spur new investment

by Benjamin Freed • 5 days ago

Officials aim to replace 13,000 aging machines faulted for long lines at polling places and reports the devices changed voters' choices.

State

Audit finds security improved at Oregon's data center, but it still needs work

by Benjamin Freed • 1 week ago

The state has made strides in getting rid of obsolete equipment and conducting vulnerability scans, but cybersecurity roles are still poorly defined and incident monitoring is murky.

State

21 states are probably getting new CIOs

by Benjamin Freed • 1 week ago

The biggest realignment in state leadership since 2010 means changes are coming for many chief information officers and the agencies they lead.

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