Baltimore promotes interim CIO to full-time role

by • 7 months ago

Todd Carter, who started as deputy CIO the same day as a crippling ransomware attack, will take over Baltimore's IT agency, Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young said.

Time to level up your 'smart city' tech, says Baltimore DevOps chief

by • 8 months ago

Most cities only have "Level 1" internet-of-things devices. It's time to start connecting them, says Baltimore director of digital DevOps Jet Lu.

Baltimore worker stole funds during cyberattack, city watchdog says

by • 9 months ago

A city sanitation worker embezzled as much as $455 by shredding tickets that had to be handwritten when a ransomware attack disabled electronic payments.

Engaging community is key for smart-city development, officials say

by • 12 months ago

Speakers at a smart-cities conference outside Washington said their programs are only worthwhile if residents understand the new technologies being deployed in their communities.

Baltimore CIO, scrutinized for ransomware response, no longer with city

by • 12 months ago

Frank Johnson, who had been on unpaid leave since September, was let go permanently about five months after a costly ransomware attack.

Before cyberattack, Baltimore saved data only on local hard drives

by • 12 months ago

A routine audit of Baltimore's IT agency was undermined because key performance data that had been saved without external backups was corrupted in a May 7 cyberattack.

Baltimore CIO, criticized for ransomware response, on leave

by • 1 year ago

Frank Johnson, who has been criticized for his response to a May 7 ransomware attack, has stepped back from his duties.

Baltimore approves $10 million for ransomware recovery

by • 1 year ago

The Baltimore City Council's budget committee approved $10 million, of which half has already been spent, to cover the costs of a May ransomware attack.

Mayors pass resolution against paying ransomware ransoms

by • 1 year ago

The U.S. Conference of Mayors passed a resolution uniting its membership against paying ransoms to cyberattackers. But will it help?