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.
'Blockchain for Arkansas' summit shows off food-safety platform that uses decentralized records
The summit was hosted by Gov. Asa Hutchinson and IBM and included a number of Arkansas-based companies and universities.
Favoring flexibility, more states pursue multi-sourced IT models
Virginia's single-provider contract with Northrop Grumman is the last of a dying breed in government.
After being put on notice, IBM proposes solution to Oregon's troubled phone system
The state has accepted the company's proposal, but it also has hired some extra help to avoid repeating history.