New York City has been on two 'work streams' during pandemic, CIO says
Citywide CIO Jessica Tisch said the pandemic forced her agency to rush new services online, while also supporting a pivot to remote work for thousands of staff.
IBM launches COBOL tools as coronavirus slams unemployment systems
As states look for COBOL programmers to nurse their aging unemployment systems along, IBM steps in with several new tools to help connect them.
Ransomware awareness is up, yet cyber budgets stay flat, poll finds
An IBM Security survey found 73 percent of state and local government workers are concerned about ransomware, but many say their budgets and training remain inadequate.
IBM to host free ransomware exercises for cities
IBM Security will hold three exercises at its Cambridge, Massachusetts, cyber range where local-government officials will respond to simulated cyberattacks.
Local governments shouldn't pay off ransomware demands, poll finds
A poll commissioned by IBM Security found that 56 percent of people say their local governments should not use public funds to pay off a ransomware demand, even if that raises the cost of recovery.
IBM to pay Maryland $14.8 million over health benefit exchange
The website faced technical problems for months after its launch in 2013. The state claims IBM misrepresented what its software could do to get the contract.
California hackathon to look for tech-driven solutions to state's deadly wildfires
With the traditional start of wildfire season approaching, teams of developers will try to come up with new ways to detect blazes and help victims.
Wyoming puts 'huge' focus on hosted mainframe upgrade
Wyoming Chief Technology Officer Dan Young says the state can no longer find the workforce to support its legacy infrastructure.
It's pretty easy to hack a smart city, cybersecurity researchers find
IBM Security and Threatcare found more than a dozen vulnerabilities in systems that connect to environmental sensors, traffic monitors and other advanced infrastructure.