Massachusetts announces cybersecurity workshops for local governments
A two-part workshop series hosted across five regions of the state next year is hoping to provide additional resources to local agencies with less funding.
Federal officials say drones present an emergent cybersecurity risk
Government is now dividing the task of managing new threats they expect to arrive from the sky.
Though ransomware persists in government — often unreported — experts say things are looking up
As high-profile attacks like Atlanta's grab headlines, experts tell StateScoop that both the level of awareness and resources available to local governments are on the rise.
For cybersecurity and emergency preparedness, FEMA gives state technology leaders a seat at the table
A new requirement calls for state chief information officers and chief information security officers to be included in the governance process for two influential federal grant programs.
Collaboration gives state, local government advantage on cybersecurity
The lack of competition between state and local governments gives them the unique position to share threat intelligence and data in a way the private sector cannot.
Virginia's smart communities work expected to continue under new governor
Gov.-elect Ralph Northam is expected to continue the initiative, for which the state's work group is now preparing its final report.
DHS launches smart city challenge for first responders
The federal agency is offering about 50,000 to tech entrepreneurs and companies that can deliver Internet of Things solutions to first responders by 2020.
Facial recognition technology deployed by feds at 9 airports draws skepticism
The Georgetown Law Center on Privacy & Technology says privacy issues with the technology may justify legal action by travelers and privacy groups.
IoT tools for public safety find $4.8 million in Homeland Security funding
Virginia-based nonprofit Center for Innovative Technology will help test and develop emerging technologies like thermal imaging and aerial drones for use by first responders.