New Jersey

Ransomware is becoming an inevitability, officials say

by • 1 month ago

Speakers during a CyberTalks panel said that governments being targeted with extortion malware is only a matter of time.

New Jersey courts CISO attributes stronger pandemic cybersecurity to staff

by • 1 month ago

Regular virtual check-ins with court staff have had the benefit of strengthening the state judiciary's cybersecurity hygiene.

New Jersey CISO extols virtues of security centralization

by • 1 month ago

The unique structure of New Jersey's cybersecurity organization has advantages, said CISO Michael Geraghty, including catching vulnerabilities, like one that was being exploited by a Russian actor in January.

Six months in, state executives reflect on their pandemic response

by • 2 months ago

Winners of StateScoop 50 Awards for GoldenGov: State Executive of the Year share how the pandemic has dramatically changed their operations and outlooks.

Texas and New Jersey IT leaders praise benefits of RPA

by • 2 months ago

State IT officials share strategies for deploying process automation tools and the gains they’re achieving using RPA to improve service delivery.

NJ Transit tests crowdsourcing feature to reduce rail and bus congestion

by • 2 months ago

The transit agency's mobile app now asks passengers to grade how crowded they think their trains or buses are as a way to reduce potential exposure to COVID-19.

New Jersey's unemployment system might get audited

by • 3 months ago

Gov. Phil Murphy gained national attention this year when he asked for COBOL programmers to fix his unemployment mainframe. Now a bill is calling for the state auditor to explain how things fell apart.

From the CISO’s desk: building a stronger cybersecurity posture

by • 3 months ago

The New Jersey Courts were prepared to pivot quickly when the coronavirus hit, thanks to efforts to build a comprehensive cybersecurity framework.

‘Build a coalition’ for election security, says New Jersey’s CISO

by • 4 months ago

The need for actionable intelligence requires broad collaboration on election security, said New Jersey Chief Information Security Officer Michael Geraghty.