Why local government needs more technologists
Commentary: There are a lot of technologists working to make government better, but former Seattle open data manager David Doyle says it needs more.
Massachusetts is training local governments on blockchain
In an attempt to kickstart a blockchain industry in Massachusetts, the commonwealth's economic development agency is searching for use cases in its municipal governments.
For state and local government, 2019 was the year of ransomware
Through all the year brought, NASCIO's Doug Robinson and Cloudera's Henry Sowell show it was the escalating cyberattacks that captured government's attention.
New Hampshire helps local governments with ransomware
Resources are tight in municipal offices and besides, says state CIO Denis Goulet, "All it takes is one click.”
Report: Two-thirds of ransomware attacks in 2019 targeted state and local governments
IT security firm Barracuda Networks says state and local governments account for the majority of ransomware targets.
Ransomware hits everywhere, but governments pay 10 times more
Between April and June, the average payment from government victims was $338,700, compared to $36,295 for all victims, according to cybersecurity firm Coveware.