Senate bill would give states closer coordination with federal cyber authorities
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A new agreement with Anomali is expected to heighten IT security visibility among U.S. government entities.