Center for Internet Security

4 reasons SLTTs need network monitoring systems

by • 1 week ago

Ransomware attacks against state, local, tribal and territorial government entities are on the rise, requiring comprehensive cyberdefense programs that won’t break the bank.

Disinformation is biggest threat to election security, experts tell Congress

by • 2 months ago

But election officials have "vastly improved" their cyberdefenses with IT investments since 2016, the head of the Center for Information Security said.

7 steps to help prevent and limit the impact of ransomware

by • 9 months ago

When ransomware attacks do strike, every minute counts to notify your organization and investigate quickly, say experts.

Disrupting ransomware with security best practices

by • 11 months ago

Ransomware attacks are a favorite tactic among cybercriminals; the payouts can be big and fast. Two cities in Florida, for example, paid almost $1 million this past summer after their computer systems were paralyzed.

Intrusion monitors for election security are going virtual

by • 1 year ago

Some states are now using a software-based version of the Albert sensor, a device election officials use to detect malicious network activity.

Why the Center for Internet Security moved its storage to the cloud

by • 1 year ago

The group, which analyzes state and local governments' network activity, said new technology was needed when it began collecting petabytes of data.

A new interstate election security body is about to face its first major test

by • 2 years ago

Ben Spear, executive director of the Election Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center, shares how the organization's first seven months have prepared the nation for Election Day.

Election officials need more than just paper-based ballots to secure votes

by • 2 years ago

States and counties need to conduct regular security assessments ahead of November and beyond, a former federal cybersecurity strategist said.

Annual cybersecurity review for state and local government approaches

by • 3 years ago

Non-federal agencies still ride low on the maturity benchmark, but the increased political attention around cybersecurity could improve results in the coming survey period.