Pandemic giving ransomware 'greater attack surface' as tactics shift, ex-FBI agent says

by • 2 months ago

The rise of remote work has made it more difficult to secure networks, while ransomware actors evolve their methods, said a former top cybercrime agent in the FBI's New York office.

'Programming error' led Wisconsin to overpay $21.2 million in unemployment benefits

by • 3 months ago

The state has reclaimed most of the accidental payments and is now seeking to distribute funds to residents who've been underpaid by the faulty system.

Wisconsin names new CIO

by • 4 months ago

Trina Zanow, a 25-year veteran of the Wisconsin state government, takes over the role recently vacated by longtime CIO David Cagigal.

Wisconsin CIO David Cagigal to step down

by • 5 months ago

Cagigal, who joined the state government in late 2012 and was one of the longest-tenured statewide CIOs in the country, will step down June 19.

Next-generation 911 promises 'explosive' challenges, state CIO says

by • 11 months ago

Wisconsin CIO David Cagigal says the introduction of digital networks into 911 call centers is presenting public safety officials with unfamiliar technologies.

‘Response’ toughest part of cybersecurity, says Wisconsin CIO

by • 1 year ago

State CIO David Cagigal says of all the things his state does to prepare for attacks and build its workforce, responding to intrusions is the most difficult.

As 911 goes digital, security and training pose major challenges

by • 1 year ago

Today's aging, analog 911 systems are largely insulated from cyberattacks. But soon they'll be plugged into everything else that gets hacked.

For state CIOs, broadband an essential and pressing challenge

by • 1 year ago

On StateScoop's Priorities podcast, the CIOs of Wisconsin and North Carolina share how they're keeping pace with public demand for high-speed connectivity.

Hundreds of Wisconsin elections offices use expired operating systems, official says

by • 1 year ago

The state's election security lead said 527 local clerks access the statewide voter database on devices with operating systems near or past their expiration dates.