Critical infrastructure threats raise new questions for state CISOs
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.