Baltimore CIO, criticized for ransomware response, on leave
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'
Winners will receive one year of access to specialty planning tools, workshops and the Smart City Council's network of experts.