Florida city pays hackers $600,000 after ransomware attack
The malware that hit Riviera Beach has not been identified, but a cybersecurity researcher tells StateScoop the attack resembles incidents involving the Ryuk virus.
Florida to spend $5.1 million on election cybersecurity, governor says
Gov. Ron DeSantis also said the state will soon begin a statewide election cybersecurity review he ordered after two counties were successfully hacked in 2016.
Maryland governor reorganizes state's cybersecurity policy
Gov. Larry Hogan used an executive order to codify the state's chief information security officer role and create a new statewide cybersecurity agency.
Texas 'tiger team' helps agencies move to the cloud
Building on rising cloud adoption statewide, state CIO Todd Kimbriel says his agency has team dedicated to helping agencies chart their own paths to cloud.
Alabama CIO Jim Purcell resigns
Named the state's CIO in July 2017, Purcell oversaw an IT consolidation process and the creation of a state cybersecurity operations center.
Why the Center for Internet Security moved its storage to the cloud
The group, which analyzes state and local governments' network activity, said new technology was needed when it began collecting petabytes of data.
NGA selects six states for election cybersecurity policy academy
Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, Nevada and Virginia will spend the next six months studying election security to come up with plans ahead of the 2020 election.
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.
Baltimore anticipates 90 percent recovery from ransomware by week's end
Baltimore officials say the city is steadily recovering from the May 7 cyberattack by the RobbinHood virus, sticking to an estimate of $18 million in damages.