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Utilities not watching networks close enough, former officials say
Internet-connected devices attached to systems operated by local governments and public utilities aren't given enough attention, two former officials said.
Ransomware Attacks Map chronicles a growing threat
StateScoop presents a new interactive map highlighting the scourge of ransomware attacks that are growing more frequent.
New York congressman introduces broadband mapping bills
Two bills from Democratic Rep. Antonio Delgado are aimed at giving rural communities more power to collect data on internet speeds in their areas.
Massachusetts announces cybersecurity workshops for local governments
A two-part workshop series hosted across five regions of the state next year is hoping to provide additional resources to local agencies with less funding.
How Texas used its disaster playbook after a huge ransomware attack
The Lone Star State was the latest respond to a ransomware attack by making it a statewide emergency.
Govern for America hopes first cohort spurs interest in government work
The national fellowship program is striving to rebrand careers in state and local government as a challenging and meaningful adventure.
As 911 goes digital, security and training pose major challenges
Today's aging, analog 911 systems are largely insulated from cyberattacks. But soon they'll be plugged into everything else that gets hacked.
LocalSmart Awards honor top local government leaders, projects
The new award series from StateScoop highlights the people and projects making local government work more effectively and efficiently.
Only four presidential candidates have a plan for the digital divide
A new report from BroadbandNow.com comparing the policy positions of 14 candidates across five internet-related issues shows few have comprehensive plans.
Congress moving closer toward cybersecurity aid to state and local governments
Legislation helping state and local governments fund cybersecurity programs after a spate of costly ransomware attacks is working its way through Congress.