Why local governments should lead multi-jurisdiction disaster response
In dealing with physical disasters and cyberattacks, federal authorities aren't the default answer, speakers said at a homeland security conference.
Mueller report details Russian hacking against state election systems
The special counsel wrote that the FBI believes Russian government hackers succeeded gaining access to the network of at least one Florida county just before the 2016 election.
Cities can do more to help underserved residents avoid cyberthreats, research says
A University of California think tank recommends that cities offer basic cybersecurity education to their low-income, elderly and non-English-speaking residents, who are at higher risk of being targeted online.
Consolidation leads to improved identity tools in Louisiana
Dickie Howze, Louisiana's CIO, says the state's 2014 consolidation initiative is leading the state's executive branch to single-sign-on.
North Dakota's IT department takes charge of cybersecurity for the entire state
Legislation signed by the governor gives the North Dakota Information Technology Department the broadest security directive of any state IT office.
Massachusetts Gov. Baker asks for $650 million for IT upgrades
Systems modernization, cybersecurity and telecommunications infrastructure are all included in a new piece of legislation introduced by the governor.
In Albany ransomware attack, officials say information was not compromised
Mayor Kathy Sheehan said any data lost to last month's cyberattack are being rebuilt from paper files or unaffected systems, but accounts on the incident vary.
Bill would create cybersecurity grant program for state and local governments
The bipartisan bill, sponsored by Sens. Mark Warner and Cory Gardner, is similar to one introduced two years ago but failed to advance.
States' spending on election security expected to pick up in 2019
States have only spent a sliver of their federal grant funding so far, but investment is expected to ramp up heading into the next presidential election.