How state and local governments can prepare for ransomware
Increased funding and better coordination with outside organizations are top recommendations to improve cyber-readiness.
House passes state and local cyber grant bill, again
The House voted to create the $500 million grant program sought by NASCIO and other groups, but whether the Senate will follow remains to be seen.
Ohio city hit by new strain of ransomware 'AvosLocker'
Actors associated with a new ransomware gang known as AvosLocker stole a trove of data from Geneva, Ohio, with a threat to publish it.
Kansas forms cybersecurity task force
The group is charged with developing a "comprehensive plan" within 90 days to improve cybersecurity in the state.
Maryland towns impacted in Kaseya ransomware breach
Leonardtown and North Beach both get IT services from a managed service provider that uses the Kaseya software that was targeted by REvil hackers.
State and local groups press Congress to pass cyber grants
A coalition of groups, including NASCIO and the National Governors Association, is asking Congress to come through on a long-sought grant program.
Mayors meet with NSC's cyber lead as ransomware crisis continues
Anne Neuberger, the deputy national security adviser for cyber, discussed the Biden administration's ransomware strategy with a group of mayors, the White House said.
Enhancing the security posture for state and local government
With ransomware attacks on the rise, state and local leaders need to look at modern identity and access management tools to mitigate identity-based security risks.
What the White House told state AGs about cybersecurity
Anne Neuberger, the deputy national security adviser for cyber issues, met with state attorneys general to discuss ransomware and other threats.