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Mayors pass resolution against paying ransomware ransoms

by • 2 weeks ago

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

Baltimore anticipates 90 percent recovery from ransomware by week's end

by • 2 months ago

Baltimore officials say the city is steadily recovering from the May 7 cyberattack by the RobbinHood virus, sticking to an estimate of $18 million in damages.

Rise in natural disasters should push more local governments toward cloud computing, expert says

by • 2 months ago

As natural disasters increase in frequency and intensity, moving data to the cloud can be a saving grace for local governments that face climate-based emergencies.

Report: Risk assessment called Baltimore 'natural target' for cyberattack

by • 2 months ago

Meanwhile, a city budget official said the cost of a May 7 ransomware attack could reach $18.2 million in emergency spending and lost productivity.

2018 was 'a bad year' for ransomware, but so far 2019 is no better

by • 2 months ago

Ransomware incidents in Baltimore and Jackson County, Georgia, and are extending a run of cyberattacks on state and local governments that officials say will likely continue.

'RobbinHood' ransomware knocks out city services in Baltimore

by • 3 months ago

Email and phone lines at some agencies have been shut down, and the city has turned off other servers as it investigates.

Baltimore, Montgomery among 5 winners named in 2019 'Smart Cities Readiness Challenge'

by • 3 months ago

Winners will receive one year of access to specialty planning tools, workshops and the Smart City Council's network of experts.

Charleston hires former GIS director as first innovation chief

by • 7 months ago

Tracy McKee returns to the South Carolina city after eight months as Baltimore's chief data officer.

Cities should advertise their innovations to gain allies, says Baltimore mayor

by • 7 months ago

In a video interview, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh says the key to successful, citywide innovation is civic engagement.