Automated cyberthreat intelligence pilot reduced states' response times to minutes

by • 4 months 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 • 5 months 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 • 6 months 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 • 2 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 • 3 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.

Colorado, MS-ISAC pursue real-time threat intelligence with new industry partnership

by • 3 years ago

A new agreement with Anomali is expected to heighten IT security visibility among U.S. government entities.

Annual cybersecurity review for state and local government approaches

by • 4 years ago

Non-federal agencies still ride low on the maturity benchmark, but the increased political attention around cybersecurity could improve results in the coming survey period.

MS-ISAC urges states, localities to protect against election system threats, ransomware

by • 5 years ago

The head of one of the leading cyber information-sharing centers in the country is hoping to get IT leaders to beef up the security of their election systems and patch their browsers rigorously.