Ohio city hit by new strain of ransomware 'AvosLocker'

by • 2 weeks ago

Actors associated with a new ransomware gang known as AvosLocker stole a trove of data from Geneva, Ohio, with a threat to publish it.

Ohio introduces data-privacy bill, skips private right of action

by • 3 weeks ago

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said the legislation would provide the public tools to protect their privacy, but lawmakers skipped including a contentious clause that's stymied similar bills in other states.

Ohio's new CIO sets goals for post-pandemic IT

by • 1 month ago

In an interview, Katrina Flory, who was named statewide CIO June 10, said she's looking forward to a continued expansion of digital services.

It's two steps forward, one step back for state government IT

by • 1 month ago

The pandemic and advancements in tech are affording states new opportunities — and presenting challenges — state IT leaders said during an online event.

Ohio takes tougher line on election tech wireless connectivity

by • 2 months ago

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose said his state's voting machine standards go further than the U.S. Election Assistance Commission's VVSG 2.0, which didn't ban Wi-Fi capabilities.

Ohio names longtime IT deputy Katrina Flory as statewide CIO

by • 2 months ago

Flory, who'd been deputy CIO since 2011, follows Ervan Rodgers, who resigned in early June.

Ohio CIO Ervan Rodgers looks back on 7 years of state service

by • 2 months ago

Ohio's CIO is stepping down, but it wasn't an easy decision, he told StateScoop in an interview.

Ohio CIO Ervan Rodgers steps down for job at shoe retailer

by • 2 months ago

Rodgers, who was appointed by Gov. Mike DeWine in 2019, said he's accepted a position with Designer Brands, best known for its large chain of DSW stores.

Real-time data is essential, Florida and Ohio CIOs say

by • 3 months ago

Ohio CIO Ervan Rodgers and Florida transportation CIO Greg Smiley said around-the-clock data and services are becoming the norm.