NASCIO awards top state IT projects and officials for 2019
State projects to map schools and track sexual assault kits were honored alongside three top state technology officials.
New 'Curiosity Lab' for AV testing has real pedestrians, steep roads
The new autonomous vehicle testing track, which is open to the public, offers to researchers obstacles not found on closed-track facilities.
Georgia Gov. Kemp orders cybersecurity training for state employees
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
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
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
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
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
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
The county was hit by the Ryuk virus, one of the most costly varieties of ransomware.