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How Texas used its disaster playbook after a huge ransomware attack

by • 2 days ago

The Lone Star State was the latest respond to a ransomware attack by making it a statewide emergency.

NASCIO's 2019 annual conference looks toward next half-century

by • 1 week ago

The organization said speakers will look back at events like Texas' widespread ransomware attack and forward to a dynamic, technological future.

Baltimore CIO, scrutinized for ransomware response, no longer with city

by • 1 week ago

Frank Johnson, who had been on unpaid leave since September, was let go permanently about five months after a costly ransomware attack.

Maine's recent phishing attack could have been 'far more serious'

by • 3 weeks ago

State officials determined that no data was compromised during a phishing attack that hit three state agencies on Wednesday, including the bureau that oversees elections.

Before cyberattack, Baltimore saved data only on local hard drives

by • 3 weeks ago

A routine audit of Baltimore's IT agency was undermined because key performance data that had been saved without external backups was corrupted in a May 7 cyberattack.

How Sparks, Nevada, is rethinking security after ransomware

by • 3 weeks ago

Commentary: The city's IT manager recounts a 2015 cyberattack and how managed detection and response has transformed the city's security posture.

Congress moving closer toward cybersecurity aid to state and local governments

by • 3 weeks ago

Legislation helping state and local governments fund cybersecurity programs after a spate of costly ransomware attacks is working its way through Congress.

IBM to host free ransomware exercises for cities

by • 4 weeks ago

IBM Security will hold three exercises at its Cambridge, Massachusetts, cyber range where local-government officials will respond to simulated cyberattacks.

IAM solutions that help deter ransomware and cyberthreats at agencies

by • 4 weeks ago

State and local agency CIOs can take advantage of modern identity and access management tools to mitigate cyberthreats against critical data, report says.