Arkansas governor creates board to review COVID-19 tracing tech
The 12-member board includes health and IT officials, and will be responsible for reviewing technologies the state may use to track the coronavirus.
State health agencies lag in hardening email security, researchers say
Email security company Proofpoint said 44% of state health agencies don't have a published configuration of DMARC, a protocol that weeds out malicious messages.
Federal report urges cybersecurity regulation reforms sought by states
A review of four major agencies' rules — including the FBI's and Social Security's — for how states use their data affirms NASCIO's long-held desire to harmonize cybersecurity regulations.
Homeland Dems critique House pandemic relief bill for excluding state cyber aid
Three members of the Homeland Security Committee say state and local cybersecurity needs to be supported as another COVID-19 rescue package is considered.
Maryland wants to perfect 'classic' contact tracing before launching apps
The state's 1,400 contact tracers will use a combination of cloud platforms, text alerts and old-fashioned phone calls to track the spread of COVID-19.
Washington state says unemployment system lost 'millions of dollars' to fraud
The head of the Washington Employment Security Department said the scheme, which appears to have originated in Nigeria, could delay payments to legitimate filers.