To unlock hidden talent, Symantec prepares state and local cybersecurity challenge

by • 4 years ago

"It happens time and time again," organizers say — some of the best IT security talent is somewhere else in the organization.

MS-ISAC official: Ransomware is top malware of concern for states, counties

by • 5 years ago

Government IT systems are under rising attack from ransomware threats, security experts told executives at the National Association of Counties conference.

StateScoop honors 50 innovative IT leaders and programs

by • 7 years ago

StateScoop recognized 50 IT leaders and programs making a significant difference in state and local government. The winners were selected in a nationwide vote by StateScoop readers and announced at a ceremony Monday.

Oklahoma SOC now fully operational

by • 8 years ago

The SOC, officially launched in January, provides real-time security monitoring and threat alerts for all state computers. The goal is to allow the state to thwart attacks from hackers and other information technology risks at a far higher rate than in the past.

Beautiful, Terrible IT Consolidation

by • 9 years ago

Depending on which state CIO you ask (or even which time of day you ask him/her), consolidation is either the best or the worst thing that's ever happened to government IT.

Through a Handset Darkly: Grasping the BYOD Security Paradigm Shift

by • 9 years ago

In state government today, attempting to own, distribute, and manage all of the mobile devices connecting to your network is about as practical as catching lightning with a kite.

State vs. Private Cybersecurity: A League of Their Own

by • 9 years ago

One of the frequent questions we get from state CIOs is about benchmarking: “How are our cybersecurity efforts stacking up against other states’ initiatives, federal policies, and private-sector implementations?” our customers will ask.