For state and local government, 2019 was the year of ransomware
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
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.
New Hampshire helps local governments with ransomware
Resources are tight in municipal offices and besides, says state CIO Denis Goulet, "All it takes is one click.”
Rising cyberthreats prompt new techniques in Virginia, CISO says
Virginia CISO Mike Watson says the state has a dedicated cybersecurity vendor under its new multi-sourcing model, while training remains important as ever.
BlueKeep vulnerability a 'bleak' situation for local governments, Tenable CTO says
Local governments still running outdated versions of Microsoft Windows need to start installing patches regularly, says Tenable's Renaud Deraison.
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.
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.
Days into cyberattack, Atlanta mayor says ransomware 'an attack on us all'
Several city services and internal systems remain offline as the office of Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms gets help from federal and local law enforcement.
Cybersecurity confidence wanes among state and local government leaders
A new study shows that IT professionals are neglecting cybersecurity training programs and feeling increasingly unprepared to handle cyberattacks.