Oregon State Police not implementing basic cybersecurity policies, audit finds

by • 2 months ago

An audit found the agency has fallen well short in applying a set of six widely accepted IT security controls, including inventories of devices and software.

Why is it so hard for DMVs to upgrade their technology?

by • 3 months ago

The answer doesn't lie in the technology itself, but the decades of bureaucratic baggage that even the most innovative leaders have struggled to change.

'Digital town squares' boost internet speeds in mid-sized communities

by • 3 months ago

Networking infrastructure investments in three mid-sized communities are resulting in faster internet and lower latency for residents and businesses.

Mobile-voting firm balks at Oregon senator's concern over security

by • 5 months ago

The company, Voatz, said Sen. Ron Wyden's letter asking his home state to reconsider the use of its mobile-voting app "increases the fear of technology."

Geospatial data-sharing effort needs shared strategy for success

by • 10 months ago

The National Spatial Data Infrastructure is celebrating its 25th anniversary — but it remains an unrealized vision of geospatial data sharing.

Report: Municipal broadband environment has gotten 'significantly worse'

by • 1 year ago

The number of municipally run networks has risen, but state lawmakers are also throwing up more roadblocks, according to a new report from BroadbandNow.

Phishing incident gets Oregon.gov emails blacklisted by Microsoft, again

by • 1 year ago

It's at least the third time in 12 months that a phishing attack has dinged the state's email reputation score.

Officials worry next-generation 911 could expose operators to gory images

by • 1 year ago

Some in emergency call centers say they're concerned with how the the introduction of photos and videos to 911 calls could affect their mental well-being.

Oregon weighs cellphone tax to expand rural broadband

by • 1 year ago

A new bill would raise taxes on cellphone users to fund rural broadband, but wireless industry stakeholders say the proposal is unfair to consumers.