Tags Cybersecurity

Pensacola, Florida, cyberattack is ransomware, officials confirm

by • 3 days ago

Hackers responsible for a November attack against the global facilities services company Allied Universal have claimed responsibility.

Election cyberattacks grow with each new candidate, Utah CIO says

by • 1 week ago

Utah Chief Information Officer Mike Hussey says the state is coordinating and practicing for cyberattacks against election systems, which are escalating.

Texas and Virginia CISOs embrace 'whole-of-state' cybersecurity

by • 1 week ago

State governments are increasingly roping in more stakeholders when developing their cybersecurity strategies. "Sharing begets sharing," Virginia CISO Michael Watson said.

Washington, Pennsylvania consider blockchain for identity management

by • 2 weeks ago

At the intersection of cybersecurity and citizen experience, IAM could be improved by blockchain, said two top technology officials.

Ransomware drives West Virginia to new endpoint detection and response

by • 2 weeks ago

The escalating risk brought on by ransomware is guiding new policies and purchases in state government, says state CTO Joshua Spence.

New Hampshire helps local governments with ransomware

by • 2 weeks ago

Resources are tight in municipal offices and besides, says state CIO Denis Goulet, "All it takes is one click.”

Louisiana issues another emergency declaration over ransomware

by • 3 weeks ago

Gov. John Bel Edwards issued his second emergency declaration in less than six months because of a ransomware attack.

Senate passes NASCIO-backed cybersecurity aid bill

by • 3 weeks ago

The State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act, which would provide more federal funding and resources to lower rungs of government, passed the Senate unanimously.

Next-generation 911 promises 'explosive' challenges, state CIO says

by • 3 weeks ago

Wisconsin CIO David Cagigal says the introduction of digital networks into 911 call centers is presenting public safety officials with unfamiliar technologies.