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Georgia hires National Guard IT chief as new CISO

by • 2 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 • 3 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 • 3 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 • 4 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.

Georgia board endorses more electronic voting machines

by • 5 months ago

The new machines would make paper receipts, but advocates of hand-marked ballots say they don't go far enough to secure the state's elections.

Georgia has not followed good election security practices, cyber expert says

by • 6 months ago

Gov.-elect Brian Kemp's last-minute accusation that Democrats hacked the state's voter registration database is but one in a string of election security gaffes, an expert told StateScoop.

U.S. adds charges in Georgia against suspects in Atlanta ransomware attack

by • 7 months ago

A second indictment against the suspected SamSam hackers says the virus infected nearly 3,800 computers owned by the city.

As governor transition approaches, Georgia focuses on services

by • 7 months ago

With an incoming gubernatorial transition, Georgia CIO Calvin Rhodes says the state's work on IT services will help agencies deliver on their missions.

Google is digital government's true homepage, remind experts

by • 8 months ago

On this episode of StateScoop's Priorities podcast, CDOs from Georgia and Massachusetts show why agencies should undergo constant self-assessment.