Texas aims to emulate FedRAMP with 'TexRAMP' for cloud vendors
A new cloud security program is one of several new cybersecurity programs underway in Texas, which also plans to recruit volunteer incident response teams.
California tech department stops charging agencies for security services
A change in the state's new budget means agencies no longer have to reimburse the California Department of Technology for cybersecurity functions.
$1B for state and local cyber grants in Senate infrastructure deal
Dedicated cybersecurity grants would be made available over four years, according to an outline of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan.
Breach of Florida unemployment site affects nearly 58,000 accounts, state says
State officials said malicious actors may have accessed the personal information, including bank account numbers, of people who filed for unemployment payments.
Modernization is like fixing an air conditioner, Illinois CISO says
Retiring legacy systems, Illinois CISO Adam Ford said during a CrowdStrike event, is like "replacing the air conditioner before it goes out."
Colorado CISO Deborah Blyth to join CrowdStrike as state and local strategist
Blyth helped lead the recovery to a 2018 ransomware attack that became a blueprint for how state governments respond to major cyber incidents.
House passes state and local cyber grant bill, again
The House voted to create the $500 million grant program sought by NASCIO and other groups, but whether the Senate will follow remains to be seen.
Kansas forms cybersecurity task force
The group is charged with developing a "comprehensive plan" within 90 days to improve cybersecurity in the state.
National Cybersecurity Center launched cyber-hygiene app for lawmakers
The app contains best practices, incident-response plan templates, hygiene checklists, FAQs and a glossary of common cybersecurity terms.