Ohio CIO says pandemic prompted statewide cybersecurity push

by • 4 months ago

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

FBI will alert state election chiefs about attacks on local voting systems

by • 9 months ago

The bureau is modifying its policy of only informing local election officials and vendors about breaches, a change secretaries of state have asked for.

U.S. House bill would require feds to notify public of election hacking

by • 1 year ago

Two lawmakers from Florida say federal officials should be required to inform Congress, state and local authorities and the public if an election-related computer system is hacked.

Cleveland officials plead ignorance on airport ransomware incident, local media unimpressed

by • 1 year ago

A cyberattack that affected information screens for passengers and airport employees' emails has largely been mitigated, but officials are now facing scrutiny for how they briefed the public.

Oklahoma server exposes information on FBI investigations and AIDS patients

by • 2 years ago

An Oklahoma Securities Commission server containing decades of sensitive information sat unprotected, researchers discovered.

Here are the top 10 states for cybercrimes in 2017

by • 2 years ago

The FBI's annual report shows where hackers are hitting the U.S. hardest, and that ransomware only accounts for a fraction of the damage.

18 states allow FBI access to driver's license photos, and Congress has posted the agreements online

by • 4 years ago

The House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee is providing access to the memorandums of understanding.

Someone is cutting California's Internet cables

by • 5 years ago

The FBI are trying to catch the culprits responsible for severing fiber-optic lines 11 times in the last year – disrupting Internet, cable TV and phone service throughout the state and as far north as Seattle.

New tool helps Colorado better secure cloud email data

by • 8 years ago

In what could serve as a model for other state and local governments, Colorado has found a way to secure its cloud-based email in a manner that should meet even the most stringent digital security standards.