Florida CIO says state has history of 'doing state tech worst'

by • 2 weeks ago

Speaking at a NASCIO conference, James Grant criticized the many defunct IT agencies that preceded the Florida Digital Service.

GIS work was essential for next-generation 911 upgrade, says Florida county official

by • 3 months ago

County 911 coordinator Stephen Kennedy said he spent two years synchronizing GIS data before the county could update its 911 system.

Florida lawmakers eye new cybersecurity requirements for public sector

by • 3 months ago

A new bill would raise incident reporting and training requirements for state and local governments and impose a ban on ransomware payments.

Florida CIO says 'validating trust' is biggest task for improving cybersecurity

by • 4 months ago

Florida CIO James Grant said that as he builds out a new enterprisewide cybersecurity program, he's jealous of what Texas has achieved.

Florida names new CISO amid struggles to keep cybersecurity staff

by • 4 months ago

Florida CIO James Grant said the new CISO, Jeremy Rodgers, is "uniquely qualified to lead our cybersecurity team."

Florida's IT agency struggling to hold key employees

by • 9 months ago

Half of the state's cybersecurity board is vacant and key leaders — including the CISO and chief data officer — stepped down in recent months.

Cyber VC forms advisory group aimed at state and local markets

by • 9 months ago

NightDragon, a Silicon Valley fund with past investments in the likes of FireEye, has recruited advisers in major state capitals to help its portfolio companies.

Breach of Florida unemployment site affects nearly 58,000 accounts, state says

by • 10 months ago

State officials said malicious actors may have accessed the personal information, including bank account numbers, of people who filed for unemployment payments.

Florida budget adds $37 million in cybersecurity spending

by • 12 months ago

The state's new budget follows recommendations issued earlier this year by a 15-member task force.