DHS announces $25M increase in cybersecurity grant funding
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said state and local governments receiving FEMA grants will now be required to use at least 7.5% of those funds on cybersecurity.
Virginia selects CGI for $137M procurement modernization
A 10-year contract with CGI is set to add new services to the state's purchasing platform, including collaboration tools to improve communication with vendors.
California Gov. Newsom fills three key technology positions
Former Google Ventures partner Rick Klau was named the state's new innovation officer. Newsom also named a new CTO and deputy CIO.
Mobile phishing against government surged with pandemic telework
One out of 13 state and local government workers experienced a mobile phishing attempt in 2020, according to new research from security firm Lookout.
SASE: A new vision of the security perimeter for enterprise networks
With the bulk of access needs moving off-premise, public sector and higher education leaders should be rethinking security paradigms, say security experts.
How DHS plans to improve state and local cybersecurity this week
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is expected to announce several changes, including a hike in the minimum amount that state and local government grant recipients must spend on cybersecurity.
Software glitch keeps Arizona inmates eligible for release behind bars
A whistleblower report found that an inmate management system wasn't adjusted for a new early-release formula, keeping hundreds locked up for too long.
'Cuba Ransomware' attack disrupts payment provider used by state and local agencies
A successful attack against a widely used payment processing service has prompted state and local agencies to issue breach disclosures in recent days.
Mass. COVID-19 vaccination site broke after state expanded access
After clearing nearly one million residents for the second phase of COVID-19 vaccines, Massachusetts' portal hit users with delays and error screens.
Despite 2020 successes, election officials' disinformation fight continues
Last year's election may have been the "best administered," but officials are still seeking to stem the flood of disinformation that caused so much unrest.