Critical Infrastructure

States can play greater role in shaping grid cybersecurity, NGA says

by • 5 months ago

Many states have created dedicated task forces and other bodies focused on protecting power utilities from cyberattacks, a new NGA report shows.

UT San Antonio gets CISA grant to develop high-value asset cybersecurity

by • 7 months ago

The $1.2 million grant will be used to develop guidance for state and local authorities to identify and protect their most important IT systems.

Tech industry groups plan anti-ransomware task force

by • 9 months ago

A new Ransomware Task Force plans to spend two to three months developing a "framework" that can be used by all types of organizations defending and responding to attacks.

Maryland Gov. Hogan rallies governors to repair national infrastructure

by • 2 years ago

The Republican will use his year leading the National Governors Association to advocate for repair of the country's aging roads, bridges and digital networks.

On cybersecurity, many local governments still lack strategic or disruption response plans

by • 3 years ago

A new infographic from the Public Technology Institute shows that while local governments are increasingly adopting cybersecurity training for employees, they often lack cyber planning.

Pennsylvania election security commission releases initial report

by • 3 years ago

The preliminary findings of a University of Pittsburgh panel convened in May include a familiar recommendation: buy machines with paper trails.

Why cyberthreat intelligence offers the best defense against agency cyberattacks

by • 3 years ago

A new briefing report advises government IT leaders on how to gain an upper hand against cyberthreats by leaning on timely, accurate and relevant information.

Louisiana puts acquisition of new voting machines on hold after losing bidder protests

by • 3 years ago

State officials were accused of tipping the bidding process by a company that lost out on a contract to replace 10,000 machines.

Four-point plan highlights how central logging can improve cyber-resilience

by • 3 years ago

Report urges agencies to look beyond traditional security technologies and capture four key sets of data to improve their overall security posture.