Unemployment fraud in Washington linked to health care ransomware

by • 3 weeks ago

A report from security firm Kroll says hackers used illicit access to a health care organization to file phony claims before detonating a ransomware attack.

As unemployment fraud spreads, Washington state recovers $300M

by • 1 month ago

Adjustments to screening techniques are driving down phony claims, Washington officials say. But in other states, illegitimate claims clog systems already overburdened.

Washington state says unemployment system lost 'millions of dollars' to fraud

by • 1 month ago

The head of the Washington Employment Security Department said the scheme, which appears to have originated in Nigeria, could delay payments to legitimate filers.

Washington state's new restaurant regulations put diner data on the menu

by • 2 months ago

Restaurants able to reopen for table service will be required to store diners' names and phone numbers as part of Washington's COVID-19 contact-tracing efforts.

States are warming up to new technologies during pandemic, CIOs say

by • 2 months ago

As state agencies face urgent needs during their responses to COVID-19, IT leaders see an opportunity to evangelize for their trade.

How Washington state manages cybersecurity in a pandemic

by • 2 months ago

State CISO Vinod Brahmapuram said a relatively early reaction to the pandemic in February went far in easing the transition to telework.

Pandemic put states' digital modernization efforts in the spotlight

by • 3 months ago

CIOs' aspirations to improve government services and automate workflows are suddenly being tested by a global health crisis few were prepared to face.

The coronavirus pandemic could crush states' digital transformation

by • 3 months ago

Will the health crisis propel states' upgrade efforts or will the coming economic slowdown introduce years of delays to planned modernization efforts?

Washington state fails to pass consumer privacy act, again

by • 4 months ago

The bill proposed by Sen. Reuven Carlyle for a second year found passage in both houses, which ultimately failed to agree on the issue of enforcement.