Someone is selling VPN access to a city government in Arizona
A cybercriminal middleman wants $30,000 for credentials allowing access to a wide range of systems in an unnamed Arizona city, the intelligence firm GroupSense said.
Using modern authentication controls to mitigate fraud risks
Fraud can quickly drain state and local agency resources. However, with modern authentication controls, CIOs and CISOs can mitigate fraud and security risks.
Mobile phishing against government surged with pandemic telework
One out of 13 state and local government workers experienced a mobile phishing attempt in 2020, according to new research from security firm Lookout.
SASE: A new vision of the security perimeter for enterprise networks
With the bulk of access needs moving off-premise, public sector and higher education leaders should be rethinking security paradigms, say security experts.
New guide on election system supply chains aids risk evaluations
A new report from the Center for Internet Security breaks down the components of various election systems and highlights their potential vulnerabilities to cyberattacks.
Washington state looks to consolidate cybersecurity after data breach
A data breach at the state auditor's office is prompting a move away from federated IT security.
Think tank plans to train state lawmakers in cybersecurity
The National Cybersecurity Center is planning a 50-state (virtual) tour to help raise awareness of cyber hygiene and threats among legislators.
Ransomware actor 'Aleks' says resentment fueled his career choice
Researchers for Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group talked to a user of the LockBit malware, who revealed a few tricks of the trade and why he turned to cybercrime.
State and local cybersecurity is 'ongoing priority' for White House, Biden adviser says
Julie Chavez Rodriguez, the White House director of intergovernmental affairs, said the administration wants to help states improve their cyber defenses.