House panel floats new cybersecurity grants for state, local governments
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and others told the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee that state and local governments need help preparing for cyberattacks.
Digital service delivery, public safety tools finalists in 'Engaged Cities' awards
Ten finalist cities will compete for three shares of a $200,000 cash prize for work with the public that makes a positive difference in their communities.
Atlanta creates CIO advisory group to drive city's tech policy
The 13-member group includes technology executives at some of the city's biggest companies, including Delta Air Lines, Equifax and Chick-fil-A.
One year after Atlanta's ransomware attack, the city says it's transforming its technology
The city's new CIO, Gary Brantley, says cybersecurity is now "at the front of everything we do" in the wake of a cyberattack that cost Atlanta $17 million.
Atlanta names private-sector veteran as new CISO
William Wade III will assume his first role in the public sector with a city still rebuilding its digital infrastructure after a devastating ransomware attack last year.
Atlanta CIO says city has moved more systems to cloud since ransomware attack
Nine months after a crippling cyberattack, Gary Brantley, who was hired in September, says the city is also lending its experience to other governments.
U.S. adds charges in Georgia against suspects in Atlanta ransomware attack
A second indictment against the suspected SamSam hackers says the virus infected nearly 3,800 computers owned by the city.
Atlanta airport opens first biometric terminal in U.S.
Passengers on international flights with five airlines now have the option to go through every step of the boarding process using facial-recognition scans.
Ransomware spree against Atlanta, Newark and others leads to indictment of 2 Iranians
The Justice Department charged two Iranian citizens with developing and deploying the SamSam ransomware virus that extracted more than $6 million from its victims and cost millions more in damage.