Ransomware demanded $5.3M from Massachusetts city in July attack
New Bedford, Mass., initially tried negotiating with the hackers behind the Ryuk virus, but ended up fixing its systems itself after a counteroffer was rejected.
Six states to develop data-driven workforce strategies
With support from the National Governors Association and Strada Education Network, states will use consumer data to design education and training programs.
Seven states to get cybersecurity strategy help from NGA
The National Governors Association will work with state officials to protect critical infrastructure, help local governments and implement overall strategies.
Facial recognition technology is here to stay, say analysts
Recent bans of the surveillance technology are popping up around the country, but the consensus is that facial recognition will stick around.
More state legislatures are scrutinizing facial recognition technology
California is among the states considering a statewide ban, while some software makers and state leaders call for federal regulation.
Report: Municipal broadband environment has gotten 'significantly worse'
The number of municipally run networks has risen, but state lawmakers are also throwing up more roadblocks, according to a new report from BroadbandNow.
Massachusetts Gov. Baker asks for $650 million for IT upgrades
Systems modernization, cybersecurity and telecommunications infrastructure are all included in a new piece of legislation introduced by the governor.
Google is digital government's true homepage, remind experts
On this episode of StateScoop's Priorities podcast, CDOs from Georgia and Massachusetts show why agencies should undergo constant self-assessment.
Three state-level cases are primed to mold the future of mobile privacy
How the Massachusetts Supreme Court rules on these cases is expected to set precedents for how law enforcement is permitted to use location data going forward nationwide.