Critical infrastructure threats raise new questions for state CISOs

by • 1 month ago

Several state CISOs said potential Russian cyber activity against critical infrastructure in the U.S. is stirring uncertainty.

New York State squashed 'uptick' in Russian cyber traffic, CIO says

by • 2 months ago

New York CIO Angelo Riddick said the Empire State is investing in new cybersecurity precautions and sharing with its local governments.

MS-ISAC gets $11 million boost from federal spending bill

by • 2 months ago

The cybersecurity support center for state and local governments plans to use the additional funds to expand its technical services.

TransparentBusiness founder offers $1 million for Putin's arrest

by • 3 months ago

Alex Konanykhin, a Russian expat who founded TransparentBusiness, said he wants the Russian president arrested as a war criminal over the invasion of Ukraine.

Three states affected in suspected Russian hack

by • 1 year ago

CISA said the breach of SolarWinds network software that's compromised several federal agencies also poses a "grave risk" to state and local governments.

Recent ransomware surge linked to Russian criminal group

by • 3 years ago

An executive at the cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike said a recent spike of incidents points to increased activity by a hacker group it calls Wizard Spider.

State IT and elections officials struggled to communicate, says Senate report on 2016 Russian hacking

by • 3 years ago

State IT agencies received alerts about threats against voting systems, but often did not share with election officials, the Senate Intelligence Committee said.

Mueller report details Russian hacking against state election systems

by • 3 years ago

The special counsel wrote that the FBI believes Russian government hackers succeeded gaining access to the network of at least one Florida county just before the 2016 election.

Maryland election systems hosted by Russia-linked firm were not compromised, DHS says

by • 3 years ago

Federal investigators found no unauthorized access or statistical anomalies in network activity that would suggest malicious behavior. The state is moving the system to a new data center.