Defense bill amendment would put a cybersecurity coordinator in each state

by • 6 days ago

A bipartisan amendment borrows from a previously introduced bill that would place a federal cybersecurity adviser in each state.

Click2Gov breaches in eight cities attributed to Magecart hackers

by • 6 days ago

There's more troubling news for customers of the online payments platform that's been connected to dozens of past breaches.

Ohio CIO says pandemic prompted statewide cybersecurity push

by • 2 weeks ago

"It’s everyone’s, not just IT’s, burden to bear," Ervan Rodgers said during an online conference.

Pandemic telework broadened the target area for ransomware attacks, state officials say

by • 2 weeks ago

Government cybersecurity efforts now need to account for workers' home networks and personal devices, state CISOs said.

Senate bill would let National Guard cross state lines remotely for cyber assistance

by • 3 weeks ago

The new bill would allow the Army and Air Force to create pilot programs in which one state's National Guard unit could help another's respond to cyberattack.

The telework rush tested states' cybersecurity, IT maturity

by • 1 month ago

States that had already adopted virtualization and cloud tech are faring best, and those that hadn't are rapidly catching up.

Minnesota IT officials respond to weekend DDoS attacks against state systems

by • 1 month ago

Officials did not say if the incident was explicitly linked to protests over the police killing of George Floyd.

State health agencies lag in hardening email security, researchers say

by • 1 month ago

Email security company Proofpoint said 44% of state health agencies don't have a published configuration of DMARC, a protocol that weeds out malicious messages.

Federal report urges cybersecurity regulation reforms sought by states

by • 1 month ago

A review of four major agencies' rules — including the FBI's and Social Security's — for how states use their data affirms NASCIO's long-held desire to harmonize cybersecurity regulations.