NYC names winners of small-business cybersecurity challenge

The winners of NYC's latest competition are developing cybersecurity solutions — like phishing and end-point protection — for small businesses in the city.

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Cybersecurity isn't infrastructure? 'Like hell it isn't' warned New Orleans mayor

by • 5 days ago

As the city recovers from a December ransomware attack, Mayor LaToya Cantrell says the unfortunate incident vindicates her earlier comments to the New Orleans City Council.

Pitt think tank to review ethics of algorithms in local governments

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The former federal prosecutor running the task force said there's a place for AI-backed technologies like facial recognition, but that governments can "do better."

Iran tension 'heightened awareness' for state and local cybersecurity, CISA chief says

by • 6 days ago

Chris Krebs, the Department of Homeland Security's top cybersecurity official, told a group of mayors to use the moment as an opportunity to improve their defenses against ransomware.

Courting mayors, Bloomberg says he'll bring data-driven 'smart' policies to White House

by • 7 days ago

The billionaire and former mayor suggested his presidency would be a continuation of the “smart city” he pursued during his time leading New York City.

NYC air-quality pilot puts sensors on city fleet vehicles

by • 7 days ago

Five vehicles in the South Bronx will test the technology, supplied by an urban design lab at MIT, with potential for a broader deployment if the data is useful.

NYC asks tech startups for help making the city more sustainable

by • 1 week ago

Companies are being asked to apply to pilot solutions through 2020 that can reduce emissions, improve traffic or make the city's waste systems more efficient.

Facial-recognition ban in Cambridge, Mass., marks a trend

by • 2 weeks ago

Absent federal regulations on government's use of facial recognition, more states and localities are coming up with their own rules and prohibitions.

NASCIO and NGA promote more state-local cooperation on cybersecurity

by • 2 weeks ago

A new publication published jointly by the two groups nudges governors and state IT officials to work more with their local counterparts on cybersecurity efforts.

Time to level up your 'smart city' tech, says Baltimore DevOps chief

by • 2 weeks ago

Most cities only have "Level 1" internet-of-things devices. It's time to start connecting them, says Baltimore director of digital DevOps Jet Lu.

Ransomware attacks matured in 2019, report says

by • 2 weeks ago

Threat actors that target IT organizations like local governments and school districts have elevated their tactics, according to a new report from CrowdStrike.