Cybersecurity

Texas partners with FireEye to fend off ransomware

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A new bulk-purchasing agreement will give state and local agencies low-cost access to the company's cybersecurity offerings.

Election Security — A StateScoop Special Report

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With just weeks before November 3, election security and election technology officials across the country are readying themselves in an unprecedented time.

Is our elections infrastructure ready for the November election?

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Ben Spear with the EI-ISAC and Spencer Wood, CIO of the Ohio secretary of state's office, say the nation's elections infrastructure is ready for November.

Why a think tank is connecting cybersecurity volunteers with election officials

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Maya Worman, executive director of the University of Chicago Harris School's Election Cyber Surge says the program aims to let election officials "know they are not out to sea."

Schools remain 'easy target' for ransomware as Maze targets big K-12 systems

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There's a "special place in hell" for ransomware actors who go after schools during the start to a chaotic academic year, one analyst told StateScoop.

MS-ISAC adds domain-blocking service for state and local governments

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The Center for Internet Security has announced a new service to help block malicious web traffic from harming state and local governments.

North Dakota covers schools' entry fees for national cyber competition

by • 3 weeks ago

The state's IT agency will cover entry fees for up to 25 schools interested in joining the U.S. Air Force's nationwide CyberPatriot competition.

Former county CISO sentenced for selling stolen network switches on eBay

by • 3 weeks ago

Terry Petrill, the former CISO of Horry County, South Carolina, pleaded guilty to stealing expensive network equipment from his employer and selling it on the internet.

Pandemic giving ransomware 'greater attack surface' as tactics shift, ex-FBI agent says

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The rise of remote work has made it more difficult to secure networks, while ransomware actors evolve their methods, said a former top cybercrime agent in the FBI's New York office.

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