State, local governments gain new way to protect network endpoints

by • 2 months ago

The Center for Internet Security said it's partnering with CrowdStrike to offer a suite of endpoint security tools to state and local governments.

Senate bill would give states closer coordination with federal cyber authorities

by • 6 months ago

The bill would further formalize the Department of Homeland Security's cybersecurity relationships with state CIOs and election officials.

MS-ISAC members get access to other industries' cyber intel

by • 7 months ago

Members of the cybersecurity group for state and local agencies can access a Deloitte website that collects threat intelligence for a variety of sectors, the consulting firm said.

Automated cyberthreat intelligence pilot reduced states' response times to minutes

by • 1 year ago

States that participated in the pilot cut the time needed to block malicious domains from three days to three minutes.

Cyberattacks against K-12 schools growing more aggressive, CISA warns

by • 1 year ago

More than half of all ransomware attacks against state and local entities targeted school districts as the new academic year began this fall, according to a new advisory from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

MS-ISAC hits 10,000 members, eyes continued growth with local governments

by • 1 year ago

The cybersecurity association for state and local governments has swelled as the Center for Internet Security, the nonprofit that runs it, marks 20 years.

State and local governments urged to beef up ransomware defense

by • 2 years ago

Four organizations, including CISA and NASCIO, told state and local governments to get their cyberdefenses in order.

Why the Center for Internet Security moved its storage to the cloud

by • 3 years ago

The group, which analyzes state and local governments' network activity, said new technology was needed when it began collecting petabytes of data.

Though ransomware persists in government — often unreported — experts say things are looking up

by • 4 years ago

As high-profile attacks like Atlanta's grab headlines, experts tell StateScoop that both the level of awareness and resources available to local governments are on the rise.