States can play greater role in shaping grid cybersecurity, NGA says
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Report urges agencies to look beyond traditional security technologies and capture four key sets of data to improve their overall security posture.