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MS-ISAC hits 10,000 members, eyes continued growth with local governments
The cybersecurity association for state and local governments has swelled as the Center for Internet Security, the nonprofit that runs it, marks 20 years.
Local governments forced offline after ransomware targets web host
A REvil attack on web-hosting provider Managed.com resulted in a handful of state and local governments' websites going dark.
Congress needs to step up in ransomware fight, House cybersecurity panel chair says
Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., said the Senate should follow the House's passage of a cybersecurity grant program for state and local governments.
Biden transition leans on state and local tech experience
The president-elect's transition advisers include several current and former state and local IT officials, like former Santa Clara County, Calif., CIO Ann Dunkin.
Miami-Dade transit using AI to monitor passengers for social distancing
The county's transit authority signed up an analytics firm after the pandemic hit to track effects of its COVID-19 response measures.
'No bar' to what election officials shared on Election Day, DHS says
A senior Department Homeland Security official said "the engagement was great" with state and local officials on Election Day.
'This is how it was all supposed to work': The EI-ISAC readies for Election Day
The director of the information-sharing organization for election officials said preparations for Election Day are unfolding just as planned.
Local officials tout importance of partnerships during pandemic
Local governments seeking greater use of data to drive their services should consider partnerships with private companies now more than ever, several officials said during an online event.
Want to collaborate on cyber? Just ask, city officials say
Getting state and local governments to work together is all about knowing who to call and being persistent about it, speakers said during an online conference.
One week out, election IT officials project calm, with caution
With just seven days until Election Day, the tech officials in state election offices are making their final preparations for a historic day.