Tags Cybersecurity

Senate bill would give each state a federal 'cybersecurity coordinator'

by • 2 days ago

The bill would direct the Department of Homeland Security to give each state an official dedicated to coordinating relationships between the federal government, states and localities.

FBI will alert state election chiefs about attacks on local voting systems

by • 3 days ago

The bureau is modifying its policy of only informing local election officials and vendors about breaches, a change secretaries of state have asked for.

NASCIO and NGA promote more state-local cooperation on cybersecurity

by • 4 days ago

A new publication published jointly by the two groups nudges governors and state IT officials to work more with their local counterparts on cybersecurity efforts.

Wildfire tech, cybersecurity upgrades in California's 2020 budget

by • 5 days ago

Fire officials could get a new intelligence center for data-analysis, as California's security operations center gains a more stable backing.

Election officials are watching how their states respond to cyberattacks

by • 5 days ago

Ransomware attacks against state and local governments have been "real-life fire drills" for election officials preparing to oversee the 2020 presidential race.

Ransomware attacks matured in 2019, report says

by • 5 days ago

Threat actors that target IT organizations like local governments and school districts have elevated their tactics, according to a new report from CrowdStrike.

Iran airstrike hasn't elevated network activity in D.C., officials say

by • 1 week ago

District officials have been vigilant since the death of general Qassem Soleimani, but told reporters network surveillance traffic from Iran has stayed consistent.

7 steps to help prevent and limit the impact of ransomware

by • 1 week ago

When ransomware attacks do strike, every minute counts to notify your organization and investigate quickly, say experts.

Las Vegas reports experiencing 'cyber compromise'

by • 2 weeks ago

City officials acknowledged a network security incident that may result in brief service interruptions to residents, but few details of the event have been disclosed.