Ransomware hit two Maine water facilities earlier this year

by • 1 month ago

Officials said they paid no ransom and no data was compromised in the attacks on Maine's water infrastructure.

Kansas forms cybersecurity task force

by • 2 months ago

The group is charged with developing a "comprehensive plan" within 90 days to improve cybersecurity in the state.

Cyberattack knocks Alaska courts offline

by • 5 months ago

The state court system deactivated nearly all its external IT systems while it attempts to "remove malware from it servers," though cases are still proceeding.

'Cuba Ransomware' attack disrupts payment provider used by state and local agencies

by • 7 months ago

A successful attack against a widely used payment processing service has prompted state and local agencies to issue breach disclosures in recent days.

Tyler Technologies confirms cyberattack was ransomware

by • 1 year ago

The company said it has no evidence the attack spread beyond internal networks to its local-government clients.

As government considers options for November election, daily challenges mount

by • 1 year ago

How to fund a safe and secure elections during a pandemic is a growing concern for state and local agencies. Meanwhile, government continues to find ways to deliver essential services.

Texas government website defaced with pro-Iran message

by • 2 years ago

The Texas Department of Agriculture's site was briefly replaced with an image of Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian commander killed in a U.S. airstrike.

For state and local government, 2019 was the year of ransomware

by • 2 years ago

Through all the year brought, NASCIO's Doug Robinson and Cloudera's Henry Sowell show it was the escalating cyberattacks that captured government's attention.

States need better data recovery to forestall ransomware threats

by • 2 years ago

A third of state government officials in a new survey have experienced a ransomware attack; a majority still need help improving data recovery and response capabilities.