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Washington state switches on earthquake early-warning system

by • 2 days ago

A system already used in California and Oregon, called ShakeAlert, went live in Washington, but third-party apps, which are faster, aren't available there yet.

D.C. police chief confirms personnel files stolen in ransomware attack

by • 6 days ago

The group responsible, Babuk, said it's shutting down, though many ransomware actors simply regroup under different names.

Florida House advances broad privacy bill as states weigh data protections

by • 2 weeks ago

The bill could be more sweeping than even California's 2018 law, but one attorney said it may be motivated by political grievances with the tech industry.

States can play greater role in shaping grid cybersecurity, NGA says

by • 3 weeks ago

Many states have created dedicated task forces and other bodies focused on protecting power utilities from cyberattacks, a new NGA report shows.

Unemployment fraud possibly topped $1 billion in 2020, Washington state auditor says

by • 3 weeks ago

The state unemployment agency identified at least $647 million in phony payments paid out during the COVID-19 pandemic, but disputes auditors' higher estimate.

NGA picks four states for latest cyber policy academy

by • 1 month ago

Kansas, Missouri, Montana and Washington will work with the National Governors Association to develop policies that may one day be shared with other states.

Washington state auditor faulted for not disclosing breach sooner

by • 2 months ago

The state auditor's office waited three weeks before notifying the public of a data breach that's prompted an overhaul of the state government's cybersecurity.

Washington Gov. Inslee names acting technology director

by • 2 months ago

Mark Quimby, deputy director for technology and operations at Washington Technology Solutions, will serve as the IT bureau's acting director.

'Cuba Ransomware' attack disrupts payment provider used by state and local agencies

by • 3 months ago

A successful attack against a widely used payment processing service has prompted state and local agencies to issue breach disclosures in recent days.

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