More identified in Texas ransomware attack as feds urge coordinated response
Cybersecurity professionals, including a DHS official, are calling for coordinated response to attacks against government that are also becoming more organized.
AI, robotic process automation gain steam in state government
A preview of NASCIO's 2019 survey data shows state IT leaders are becoming more interested in how the emerging technologies can transform business processes.
Kansas IT chief Lee Allen steps down
DeAngela Burns-Wallace, the state's secretary of administration, will also serve as Kansas' new chief information technology officer, Gov. Laura Kelly said.
North Carolina awarded $3.9 million to update 911 systems
North Carolina is one of 34 states and two tribal nations receiving federal grants to enhance their 911 systems.
Oklahoma takes first steps toward digital driver's licenses
Oklahoma is beta testing an app that it plans to roll out statewide in October, bringing it to the forefront of states that are turning their identification systems digital.
Want to really understand state IT? NASTD has the data you want
The National Association of State Technology directors will release its first set of data later this year following a new state IT research initiative.
Expect more sophisticated ransomware attacks like Texas, expert says
Hackers are now tweaking their malware to create more attacks against state and local governments, says James Globe of the Center for Internet Security.
Texas ransomware incident could be 'new type' of cyberattack
"This is the first time we have seen a simultaneous attack like this," a cybersecurity researcher told StateScoop of the attack that hit 22 local government organizations across Texas at once.
Six states to develop data-driven workforce strategies
With support from the National Governors Association and Strada Education Network, states will use consumer data to design education and training programs.
Process is key for state IT, technology leaders say
State IT leaders from Tennessee and Oklahoma said focusing heavily on processes helped them succeed in their statewide IT consolidations.