Ransomware actor pressures school district by emailing parents
Parents in the Allen, Texas, Independent School District received an email threatening the release of stolen data. An analyst called it a "a shift in tactics and escalation."
Austin, Texas' public pools now have an app
Visitors can now purchase tickets from the city's 45 pools, springs and aquatic centers.
Cyber VC forms advisory group aimed at state and local markets
NightDragon, a Silicon Valley fund with past investments in the likes of FireEye, has recruited advisers in major state capitals to help its portfolio companies.
CRM critical for states' services, CIO says
Rapid response during the health crisis was facilitated by strong relationships with agency customers, says Texas CIO Amanda Crawford.
Texas aims to emulate FedRAMP with 'TexRAMP' for cloud vendors
A new cloud security program is one of several new cybersecurity programs underway in Texas, which also plans to recruit volunteer incident response teams.
Fort Bend County, Texas, takes pride in homegrown mobile app
Developing the app in-house allows the county to quickly add new features, said Chief Information Officer Robyn Doughtie.
Texas AI center boosts efficiency, workforce
New AI projects are shaving off hours of work and enticing more people to work for government, said the AI center's director.
On-demand autonomous vehicles hit the streets in Arlington, Texas
The ride-hailing service is the first of its kind, according to executives from the transportation company Via, which is leading the one-year pilot.
Harris County, Texas, ditches paperless voting machines
The county was the largest jurisdiction in the country to still use electronic voting machines that cannot be audited.