Coronavirus tests states' cybersecurity, IT supply chains
With governors around the country ordering their workforces to perform duties remotely, CIOs face new logistical problems.
Study: Governments struggle against more frequent and sophisticated ransomware
A new report by the consulting firm Deloitte finds that state and local governments continue to lack the resources and workforces to defend against ransomware.
Data-breach bill gives D.C. power to go after companies with weak cybersecurity
Revisions to Washington, D.C.'s, 2007 breach-notification add more categories of protected personal data and new powers for the city's attorney general to investigate breaches.
New York names winners in kids online safety poster contest
Fifteen students were recognized for artwork that advocates for best practices online, such as not sharing personal information and treating people kindly.
Counties need cyber disaster plans, too
Two former CIOs stressed emergency planning and collaboration that starts in the executive office to county-government leaders worried about cyberattacks.
For better election security, get to know the IT people
Speakers at a conference for county officials ran down numerous technical details worth noting, but the human element, they said, preceded most of them.
Governors urge Congress to help states with cybersecurity
With several bills currently circulating, the National Governors Association urged Congress to advance support for states defending against cyberattacks.
Ransomware awareness is up, yet cyber budgets stay flat, poll finds
An IBM Security survey found 73 percent of state and local government workers are concerned about ransomware, but many say their budgets and training remain inadequate.
'Hygiene is core to everything' on ransomware, San Jose CIO says
San Jose CIO Rob Lloyd told a San Francisco CyberTalks audience that as ransomware attacks have matured, how governments defend against and respond to them have had to as well.