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Senate bill would give each state a federal 'cybersecurity coordinator'
The bill would direct the Department of Homeland Security to give each state an official dedicated to coordinating relationships between the federal government, states and localities.
Texas and Virginia CISOs embrace 'whole-of-state' cybersecurity
State governments are increasingly roping in more stakeholders when developing their cybersecurity strategies. "Sharing begets sharing," Virginia CISO Michael Watson said.
For state governments, cybersecurity is getting more complex
State chief information security officers and homeland security advisers who spoke at a federal cybersecurity conference said their missions are widening.
Senate breakthrough on election security funding 'encouraging'
Some state election officials at a federal cybersecurity conference said they're happy to see progress toward sustainable funding, but others remain dubious.
How Lake Tahoe is fixing its evacuation route bottleneck
With only six major routes in or out of the popular tourist spot, state and federal officials are convening to design a more resilient disaster plan.
More identified in Texas ransomware attack as feds urge coordinated response
Cybersecurity professionals, including a DHS official, are calling for coordinated response to attacks against government that are also becoming more organized.
State and local governments urged to beef up ransomware defense
Four organizations, including CISA and NASCIO, told state and local governments to get their cyberdefenses in order.
DHS needs help peeking into state and local networks, cybersecurity official says
Rick Driggers, the deputy assistant director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said more information-sharing agreements are needed.