States need federal leadership on ransomware, says Delaware security chief

Delaware Chief Security Officer Solomon Adote said during an event that federal government should lead states on cyber response.

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Maryland blocks TikTok, other Chinese tech firms


Maryland banned TikTok from government devices. State CISO Chip Stewart also blocked other Chinese tech companies, including Huawei and ZTE.

Raytheon lands $34M Georgia cybersecurity contract


Raytheon was selected by the Georgia Technology Authority to provide cybersecurity services to state agencies.

As Arizona prepares for new governor, its CISO focuses on Super Bowl


Arizona CISO Tim Roemer told StateScoop that as Arizona prepares to inaugurate a new governor, it's also planning to host Super Bowl 57.

Kansas IT chief to step down, return to academia


The top IT official in Kansas is set to depart state government at the start of the new year to return to teaching.

Minnesota CIO embracing ‘chaos’ to protect state from cyberattacks


Minnesota CIO Tarek Tomes said he's willing to embrace "chaos" and "speed" as part of a shift to product-based service delivery.

Florida Revenue Department website exposed tax filers' bank account and Social Security numbers


A security researcher found a Florida Department of Revenue website was exposing taxpayers' sensitive personal data.

Real ID enforcement delayed again after pandemic-era backlogs


Citing states DMV backlogs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, DHS is delaying enforcement of Real ID requirements for travelers until May 2025.

California names new deputy CIO and data officials


Gov. Gavin Newsom announced several new appointments to the California Department of Technology and Office of Data and Innovation.

Utah to have 59 trained privacy personnel by year's end


Utah's chief privacy officer set out to offer privacy training to 50 state personnel, and is on track to beat that goal by Dec. 31.

States with digital services have happier residents, survey finds


States with the best digital services have customer satisfaction ratings on par with banks and online shopping, a McKinsey survey found.