Former Alaska CISO touts new statewide security contract
Shannon Lawson said new Gov. Mike Dunleavy asked for his resignation, but praised a new contract that empowers all public entities in the state to buy cybersecurity tools.
Cybersecurity, consolidation mature in Alaska as new governor takes office
Alaska CISO Shannon Lawson says the state is now preparing to make an unprecedented investment in cybersecurity tools from a variety of vendors.
Alaska's first statewide CIO, tasked with IT consolidation, resigns
Bill Vajda, the first Alaskan technology official granted the governor's authority to lead an IT consolidation, has departed state government after less than 18 months in the role.
Alaska's Gov. Walker orders creation of emergency communications governing board
The new 13-member body is charged with advising the legislative and executive branches as the state upgrades to the next generation of technology.
Five states to modernize eligibility systems in new pilot partnership
Alaska, Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan and Vermont are getting some help with their public-benefits eligibility systems.
Alaska enacts law aimed at improving 911 call location accuracy in large facilities
Legislation signed by Gov. Bill Walker could require multi-line phone operators to upgrade their emergency location-tracking capabilities starting next year.
Alaska networks were probed by Chinese university after governor's trade mission, cybersecurity researchers say
An IP address associated with a top Beijing University that's been linked to previous geopolitical hacking efforts scanned Alaska's state government and telecom firms, though no breaches were detected.
Alaska suburb recovering from ransomware declares disaster as it continues rebuilding systems
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough, outside Anchorage, was hit by the same complex virus cybersecurity researchers believe attacked the PGA.
Ransomware attack forces Alaska suburb to revert to typewriters, rebuild email from scratch
Officials say the "insidious" cyberattack that took down more than 100 internal servers and systems in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough last week was the work of an experienced and "very well-organized" actor.