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Georgia Gov. Kemp orders cybersecurity training for state employees

by • 6 days ago

Recent ransomware attacks and nudging from national associations have prompted the governor to mandate all state employees undergo twice-yearly training.

Federal judge bans paperless voting machines in Georgia after 2019

by • 6 days ago

Georgia must completely phase out its current inventory of paperless voting machines before the state's 2020 presidential primary.

Georgia buys new voting machines with paper trails

by • 3 weeks ago

The state will spend $107 million to acquire new touchscreen voting machines that print out paper ballots in time for the 2020 presidential election.

Email scammers bilk Griffin, Georgia, for $800K

by • 2 months ago

The city received instructions by email to change banking details for a service bill, but didn't suspect anything until hearing from the real vendor five days later.

Georgia courts appear to be latest victim of Ryuk ransomware

by • 2 months ago

Since the problem was detected over the weekend, individual courts' networks now may be slowed, but functional, as state and federal authorities investigate.

Georgia hires National Guard IT chief as new CISO

by • 4 months ago

Stanton Gatewood stepped down in February after three years as the state's cybersecurity chief. He was succeeded by Georgia National Guard CTO David Allen.

Georgia county paid $400K to ransomware hackers

by • 5 months ago

The county was hit by the Ryuk virus, one of the most costly varieties of ransomware.

Officials worry next-generation 911 could expose operators to gory images

by • 6 months ago

Some in emergency call centers say they're concerned with how the the introduction of photos and videos to 911 calls could affect their mental well-being.

Rural Jackson County, Ga., recovering from ransomware attack

by • 6 months ago

The attack knocked out all county email services and forced the sheriff's department to revert to recording arrests and jail bookings on paper.