Benjamin Freed

Technology Editor


States need cyber disruption response plans, NGA says

by Benjamin Freed • 2 hours ago

State governments need to assemble plans for treating cyberattacks more like disasters, a new paper by the National Governors Association recommends.

County & Local

BlueKeep vulnerability a 'bleak' situation for local governments, Tenable CTO says

by Benjamin Freed • 5 days ago

Local governments still running outdated versions of Microsoft Windows need to start installing patches regularly, says Tenable's Renaud Deraison.


Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf says state will issue $90M bond for new voting machines

by Benjamin Freed • 7 days ago

The move will help counties buy paper-based voting machines, after Wolf vetoed of a bill that would've provided the money but outlaw straight-party voting.


Personal data of 78,000 exposed by Maryland Labor Department

by Benjamin Freed • 1 week ago

Personal information of those involved with adult education and unemployment insurance programs was accessible to unauthorized users, state officials revealed.


California innovation office changes name to avoid confusion with new agency with same name

by Benjamin Freed • 2 weeks ago

The state just created an Office of Digital Innovation. One snag: There was already an agency by that name.


Seven states to get cybersecurity strategy help from NGA

by Benjamin Freed • 2 weeks ago

The National Governors Association will work with state officials to protect critical infrastructure, help local governments and implement overall strategies.