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More identified in Texas ransomware attack as feds urge coordinated response

by • 3 days ago

Cybersecurity professionals, including a DHS official, are calling for coordinated response to attacks against government that are also becoming more organized.

Why cybersecurity in state government is like babysitting

by • 3 days ago

Maine's state CIO says state IT officials have a big responsibility to care for the public's data and keep it safe.

Expect more sophisticated ransomware attacks like Texas, expert says

by • 5 days ago

Hackers are now tweaking their malware to create more attacks against state and local governments, says James Globe of the Center for Internet Security.

Texas ransomware incident could be 'new type' of cyberattack

by • 5 days ago

"This is the first time we have seen a simultaneous attack like this," a cybersecurity researcher told StateScoop of the attack that hit 22 local government organizations across Texas at once.

Widespread ransomware attack reported across Texas

by • 1 week ago

A "coordinated" attack has affected at least 23 local government organizations around Texas, the state's Department of Information Resources says.

Georgia Gov. Kemp orders cybersecurity training for state employees

by • 1 week ago

Recent ransomware attacks and nudging from national associations have prompted the governor to mandate all state employees undergo twice-yearly training.

18 finalists picked in NYC cybersecurity 'moonshot' challenge

by • 1 week ago

Seven finalists will meet with the city's small businesses, while those remaining will compete for a $1 million prize from Jerusalem Venture Partners.

NASTD to highlight cybersecurity at 2019 conference

by • 2 weeks ago

Organizers say a wide variety of topics will be covered, but cybersecurity will be the backbone of the five-day event.

Hackers deface Minnesota state, county websites

by • 2 weeks ago

Anti-government messaging was found on a refugee services page before being taken down and eventually restored.

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