Atlanta CIO says city has moved more systems to cloud since ransomware attack

Nine months after a crippling cyberattack, Gary Brantley, who was hired in September, says the city is also lending its experience to other governments.

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Tips to improve cybersecurity with a data-analytics nerve center

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New report shows how coordinated, data-driven security platforms can help state IT leaders fortify cybersecurity defense against potential threats.

NYC Cyber Command may win a permanent spot in city government

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The move would codify cybersecurity as one of the services the city government provides to its nearly 9 million residents.

Philadelphia ready to install 100 free Wi-Fi kiosks

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The city has announced the next phase of its partnership with Intersection, which will install and maintain the devices around the city.

San Francisco accuses former IT employees of nepotism in awarding cybersecurity contract

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A lawsuit from the city attorney alleges that former officials steered a $1.2 million contract to a firm where one of their husbands worked as a sales director.

With cybersecurity hot, now is the time to open government

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Commentary: Opening data isn’t at odds with IT security, but supports it, says the executive director of the National Freedom of Information Coalition.

'Informed Communities' gives cities a roadmap for open data engagement

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The Sunlight Foundation has released a new online resource that shows local governments how to share data and collaborate with their residents.

Mini-backed incubator launches fifth class of startup companies

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Urban-X announced its fifth group of startups companies, each of which will receive $100,000 and access to a network of engineers and designers to develop technology-driven solutions to urban challenges.

U.S. adds charges in Georgia against suspects in Atlanta ransomware attack

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A second indictment against the suspected SamSam hackers says the virus infected nearly 3,800 computers owned by the city.

NYPD to deploy 14 drones across city

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The department's technical assistance response unit will use the drones to assist officers in certain investigations.

Self-driving shuttles will soon begin public testing in Rhode Island

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During a one-year pilot, the state transportation department will monitor how the new technology can augment public transit in Providence.

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