How state and local governments can prepare for ransomware

by • 3 days ago

Increased funding and better coordination with outside organizations are top recommendations to improve cyber-readiness.

House passes state and local cyber grant bill, again

by • 2 weeks ago

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'

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.

Kansas forms cybersecurity task force

by • 2 weeks ago

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

by • 3 weeks ago

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

by • 3 weeks ago

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

by • 4 weeks ago

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

by • 2 months ago

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

by • 2 months ago

Anne Neuberger, the deputy national security adviser for cyber issues, met with state attorneys general to discuss ransomware and other threats.