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Voter registration 'a huge target' for ransomware
The legacy database systems and remote access protocols many election administrators use are frequent entry points for attacks, Recorded Future's Allan Liska said.
What's in the Senate's relief bill for state and local tech? Nothing, yet
The Senate's latest pandemic relief proposal contains no assistance for states and cities, though officials are hoping that changes in negotiations.
From 'smart mobility hubs' to crowdsourcing traffic data, Columbus tests new transportation tech
The Smart Columbus regional partnership in Ohio has announced three new pilot projects to reduce traffic congestion and improve access to transportation options.
Four legal tips for managing data during the pandemic
News concerns around security, compliance, data-ownership and access are increasingly relevant as staff work remotely during the pandemic, a lawyer told the National Association of Counties' online conference.
Ransomware continues to be election-security fear for local officials
Small local governments' vulnerability to cyberattacks threatens their ability to administer the upcoming election, county officials were warned.
Rural North Carolinans are sicker with worse access to broadband
A new study from the state's technology department found that residents in the state's rural areas have less access to broadband and telehealth services and are more likely to be ill.
Counties pleading for more, flexible funds in next pandemic relief package
Local governments have been able to use some federal relief funds for IT, but much more is needed, county leaders said during a conference call with reporters.
West Virginia launches CARES Act portal for quick pandemic relief
The new portal, designed to accelerate financial relief to businesses, is the first step to transforming West Virginia's grant management system, officials said.
How CIOs can elevate the case for a digital government strategy
The pandemic demonstrated why agencies should invest in modern IT, but to succeed, they must develop true strategies to meet the needs of digital citizens and workers.
Kansas CISO moves to El Paso County, Texas
Rod Blunt served as Kansas' top cybersecurity official for nearly 16 years, and developed the state's information security office and cybersecurity strategy.