Texas partners with FireEye to fend off ransomware

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A new bulk-purchasing agreement will give state and local agencies low-cost access to the company's cybersecurity offerings.

4 reasons SLTTs need network monitoring systems

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Ransomware attacks against state, local, tribal and territorial government entities are on the rise, requiring comprehensive cyberdefense programs that won’t break the bank.

Schools remain 'easy target' for ransomware as Maze targets big K-12 systems

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There's a "special place in hell" for ransomware actors who go after schools during the start to a chaotic academic year, one analyst told StateScoop.

MS-ISAC adds domain-blocking service for state and local governments

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The Center for Internet Security has announced a new service to help block malicious web traffic from harming state and local governments.

Pandemic giving ransomware 'greater attack surface' as tactics shift, ex-FBI agent says

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The rise of remote work has made it more difficult to secure networks, while ransomware actors evolve their methods, said a former top cybercrime agent in the FBI's New York office.

Philadelphia transit system recovering from apparent cyberattack

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The incident, which began Aug. 10, caused riders to lose access to real-time train and bus updates for nearly two weeks.

Voter registration 'a huge target' for ransomware

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The legacy database systems and remote access protocols many election administrators use are frequent entry points for attacks, Recorded Future's Allan Liska said.

Government can avoid the ransomware question with strong cyber policy

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Whether or not to pay is a standing question facing ransomware victims, but the National Guard's Corye Douglas says the scenario can be avoided altogether with smart policy.

Ransomware continues to be election-security fear for local officials

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Small local governments' vulnerability to cyberattacks threatens their ability to administer the upcoming election, county officials were warned.