House members to try again on state and local cyber grants

The leaders of a House cybersecurity subcommittee said a new version of a grant program for state and local governments will be introduced "in the coming days."

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Cyberattack knocks Alaska courts offline

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The state court system deactivated nearly all its external IT systems while it attempts to "remove malware from it servers," though cases are still proceeding.

How the pandemic changed state IT, according to chief technology officers

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Survey data from the National Association of State Technology Directors shows that very few believe their operations will go unaffected by the health crisis.

Washington state switches on earthquake early-warning system

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A system already used in California and Oregon, called ShakeAlert, went live in Washington, but third-party apps, which are faster, aren't available there yet.

Strategies to create user-centric digital services

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Cisco’s Marc Moffett explores new ways of looking at digital service integration that offer modern and secure interactions for employees and citizens.

Illinois attorney general acknowledges ransomware attack

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The attack, which involved the DoppelPaymer malware, came a few months after an audit of the office revealed weak cybersecurity practices.

Pennsylvania to cut ties with contact-tracing vendor after data compromise

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The commonwealth said it will discontinue its relationship with Insight Global after employees shared information using an "unauthorized collaboration channel."

Cyber should play a bigger role in state IT acquisition, NASCIO says

by • 6 days ago

Cybersecurity should be a leading consideration in government's technology purchases, particularly in light of the SolarWinds breach, according to a new report from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers.

How agencies can mitigate cyber risks from unmanaged devices

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Though agencies loosened “bring-your-own-device” policies last year, they can still stay ahead of cyberthreats by integrating dynamic access policies.

Iowa launches broadband grant program

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Gov. Kim Reynolds wanted the three-year program to offer $150 million in grants to ISPs serving rural areas, though lawmakers only plan to offer $100 million.

Indiana 'very aggressive' on cyber partnerships with cities

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A new information-sharing law and inclusion in an NGA policy academy will grow Indiana's "whole-of-state" approach, CIO Tracy Barnes said.