BlueKeep vulnerability a 'bleak' situation for local governments, Tenable CTO says

Local governments still running outdated versions of Microsoft Windows need to start installing patches regularly, says Tenable's Renaud Deraison.

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Mayors pass resolution against paying ransomware ransoms

by • 6 days ago

The U.S. Conference of Mayors passed a resolution uniting its membership against paying ransoms to cyberattackers. But will it help?

Email scammers bilk Griffin, Georgia, for $800K

by • 2 weeks ago

The city received instructions by email to change banking details for a service bill, but didn't suspect anything until hearing from the real vendor five days later.

Ransomware solution? Outsource all IT, says local government expert

by • 2 weeks ago

The head of the Public Technology Institute says it's time for small and midsize local governments to admit they're outmatched.

House panel floats new cybersecurity grants for state, local governments

by • 3 weeks ago

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and others told the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee that state and local governments need help preparing for cyberattacks.

Los Angeles city controller updates online property map to boost housing, economy

by • 4 weeks ago

Los Angeles isn't making the most of its nearly 14,000 government-owned properties. City Controller Ron Galperin wants to do something about it.

Introducing StateScoop's inaugural LocalSmart Awards

by • 4 weeks ago

The new awards program from StateScoop will highlight visionary leaders and important technology projects in local governments across the country.

911 call centers get a map to look up other call centers

by • 1 month ago

It's a visual upgrade to a decades-old database that also comes with hooks for modern applications to share data that helps smooth emergency response.

FCC will make broadband maps 'more granular and more accurate'

by • 1 month ago

Chairman Ajit Pai said the FCC will issue an order in August that instates new requirements for data collection and that it will consider new data sources.

FCC authorizes $166.8 million for rural broadband

by • 1 month ago

The latest wave of funding under the commission's $1.49 billion Connect America Fund auction is expected to reach 60,850 underserved homes and businesses.

DHS needs help peeking into state and local networks, cybersecurity official says

by • 1 month ago

Rick Driggers, the deputy assistant director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said more information-sharing agreements are needed.