Three states sign up for new Apple-Google contact tracing API

by • 2 months ago

North Dakota, Alabama and South Carolina are the first states to say they'll use the tech rivals' platform to track the spread of the coronavirus.

Alabama CISO Ryan Allen resigns for hospital role

by • 7 months ago

Allen, who joined the state government in November 2017, will become the top cybersecurity officer for the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System.

Alabama names Marty Redden as permanent CIO

by • 8 months ago

Redden, who had served in an acting capacity since the June departure of Jim Purcell, is Alabama's first permanent CIO and IT secretary in more than two years.

States still need more money for election security, report says

by • 12 months ago

A paper by New York University's Brennan Center for Law and Justice sounds a familiar refrain in states' push to fund election security efforts.

Alabama CIO Jim Purcell resigns

by • 1 year ago

Named the state's CIO in July 2017, Purcell oversaw an IT consolidation process and the creation of a state cybersecurity operations center.

CIOs should use governance, cost savings to urge collaboration

by • 1 year ago

On an episode of the Priorities podcast, state IT leaders say governance that forces cost savings and collaboration is most effective.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announces state's first security operations center

by • 2 years ago

The state becomes one of about a dozen that have opened a SOC, creating a "one-stop shop" for cybersecurity resources and talent.

State chief data officers have some suggestions for the White House as it revises federal data guidelines

by • 2 years ago

A group of 13 top statewide CDOs wrote in support for the Federal Data Strategy initiatives, but is asking for closer collaboration with state and local government stakeholders.

Equifax agrees to tighten data security in agreement with eight states

by • 2 years ago

The credit-rating firm said it will upgrade its IT operations and conduct regular internal audits in response to its massive 2017 data breach.