Pensacola, Florida, cyberattack is ransomware, officials confirm
Hackers responsible for a November attack against the global facilities services company Allied Universal have claimed responsibility.
Election cyberattacks grow with each new candidate, Utah CIO says
Utah Chief Information Officer Mike Hussey says the state is coordinating and practicing for cyberattacks against election systems, which are escalating.
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.
Washington, Pennsylvania consider blockchain for identity management
At the intersection of cybersecurity and citizen experience, IAM could be improved by blockchain, said two top technology officials.
Ransomware drives West Virginia to new endpoint detection and response
The escalating risk brought on by ransomware is guiding new policies and purchases in state government, says state CTO Joshua Spence.
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.”
Louisiana issues another emergency declaration over ransomware
Gov. John Bel Edwards issued his second emergency declaration in less than six months because of a ransomware attack.
Senate passes NASCIO-backed cybersecurity aid bill
The State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act, which would provide more federal funding and resources to lower rungs of government, passed the Senate unanimously.
Next-generation 911 promises 'explosive' challenges, state CIO says
Wisconsin CIO David Cagigal says the introduction of digital networks into 911 call centers is presenting public safety officials with unfamiliar technologies.