Ron DeSantis

Florida budget adds $37 million in cybersecurity spending

by • 5 months ago

The state's new budget follows recommendations issued earlier this year by a 15-member task force.

Florida privacy bill tanks over individuals' right to sue

by • 6 months ago

Lawmakers could not agree in time whether Florida residents should be allowed to individually sue businesses for mishandling user data.

Florida officials weigh major data privacy legislation

by • 8 months ago

A new bill would give Floridians protections similar to those offered by California's landmark 2018 data privacy law.

Police raid home of former Florida data official turned whistleblower

by • 11 months ago

A former Florida state official involved in managing its COVID-19 data dashboard said police raided her home and took her computers.

Florida man arrested for tampering with governor's voter registration

by • 12 months ago

An alteration to Gov. Ron DeSantis' address was not a hack of Florida's voter database, but does show what can be done using publicly available information.

'Not a data scientist' says Florida Gov. DeSantis of fired GIS manager

by • 1 year ago

Rebekah Jones, who said she was taken off Florida's COVID-19 dashboard, "exhibited a repeated course of insubordination," according to the governor's office.

Florida on verge of reorganizing IT governance — yet again

by • 2 years ago

The Sunshine State, which has overhauled its technology agencies three times since 2005, is about to do it one more time.

Florida eliminates IT agency (again)

by • 2 years ago

The Agency for State Technology, created only in 2014, will cease to exist come July 1, when it is absorbed by the state Department of Management Services.

Florida to spend $5.1 million on election cybersecurity, governor says

by • 2 years ago

Gov. Ron DeSantis also said the state will soon begin a statewide election cybersecurity review he ordered after two counties were successfully hacked in 2016.