Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
NASCIO sees states' IT work 'being recognized' during federal meetings
State CIOs met with Congress and White House officials to discuss their federal priorities, including cybersecurity funding and how they'll use pandemic relief.
CISA has already hired 20 state cybersecurity coordinators, acting director says
The new officials, who act as risk advisers, are part of the agency's ongoing fight against ransomware.
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.
DHS announces $25M increase in cybersecurity grant funding
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said state and local governments receiving FEMA grants will now be required to use at least 7.5% of those funds on cybersecurity.
No evidence SolarWinds hack touched election systems, acting CISA chief says
Speaking to the National Association of Secretaries of State, Acting CISA Director Brandon Wales also addressed the agency's work to combat misinformation.
CISA boosts anti-ransomware messaging for local government
The federal cybersecurity agency said the new campaign is aimed at preventing cyberattacks against K-12 school systems and organizations battling COVID-19.
Stimulus bill includes .gov bill to help states and localities move domains
The NASCIO-backed DOTGOV Act would potentially drop the $400 annual fees state and local governments pay for sites on the federally administered domain.
Cyberattacks against K-12 schools growing more aggressive, CISA warns
More than half of all ransomware attacks against state and local entities targeted school districts as the new academic year began this fall, according to a new advisory from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
Senators press CISA to do more to stop K-12 ransomware
Brandon Wales, the acting director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said ransomware is "quickly becoming a national emergency."