Ransomware is becoming an inevitability, officials say

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Speakers during a CyberTalks panel said that governments being targeted with extortion malware is only a matter of time.

For rapid housing relief, Nevada's biggest county went digital

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New software from IBM eliminated the need for Clark County, Nevada's 2.2 million residents to visit an office in person to drop off applications for housing assistance.

State leaders will ‘rethink’ traditional security parameters post-pandemic

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Okta’s Kelsey Nelson says states will be forced to change their approach to cybersecurity to accommodate the workforce after the COVID-19 pandemic is over.

Election-related system impacted by ransomware in Georgia county

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A recent attack on Hall County, Georgia, disabled a database used to match signatures on absentee ballots, but officials say voting has not been interrupted.

NASCIO awards former Delaware CIO James Collins for meritorious service

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The National Association of State Chief Information Officers presented an award to a former member who spent the past 20 years serving his state.

North Carolina AG calls Trump leading source of election misinformation

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North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein called the president's recent suggestion that his supporters vote twice a key example of misleading voters.

New Jersey courts CISO attributes stronger pandemic cybersecurity to staff

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Regular virtual check-ins with court staff have had the benefit of strengthening the state judiciary's cybersecurity hygiene.

Big-city CISOs form cyberdefense group

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The Coalition of City CISOs launched this month to help cities cybersecurity chiefs collaborate and get the attention of their political leaders.

Broadband task force to draw 'blueprint' for closing digital divide

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A group of 24 county officials from around the country will devise a plan to improve the availability of high-speed internet to those who don't have it.