October 2017

Georgia's Cyber Innovation and Training Lab to Strengthen Security Through Collaboration

The $50 million cyberlab will bring together state government, academia, law enforcement and private-sector players in a bid to shore up the cyberworkforce and strengthen defenses.

Can Blockchain Bring Voting Online?

Blockchain has the potential to bring online voting to the mainstream, but some experts worry security concerns outweigh its potential benefits.

Small Towns Confront Big Cyber-Risks

Small and mid-sized local governments face the same cybersecurity challenges as larger jurisdictions, but with fewer resources, their defense strategies must be creative.

University Labs Put Cybersecurity Under the Microscope

Three professors who are experts in cybersecurity discuss what's going on in the research field and where it's headed.

Products

Lenovo Yoga 920 Converts from Laptop to Tablet, Recognizes Voice Commands in Standby Mode

Plus, Samsonite's Xenon 3.0 laptop bag is made from materials originally specified for military use, and HP's LaserJet 600 Enterprise Flow printer aims to do it all.

Departments

Beyond the Headlines: Breaking Down the Year's Biggest Cyberevents

As new breaches are reported with increasing regularity, we look at how they impact state and local government.

Are Vets the Solution to the Cyberstaffing Gap?

As need grows for a strong government cybersecurity workforce, veterans offer a blend of discipline and technical experience.

The Case for Ransomware Insurance

Cyberinsurance polices increasingly include ransomware protections to help recover losses in the cases of such attacks. Are they worth the price tag for small and mid-size governments?

Point of View

Growing an Innovation Economy

As technology evolves and presents new challenges and opportunities, Hawaii Gov. David Ige is planning for what’s next.

4 Questions

North Dakota CIO Shawn Riley on How Health Care Is Like Government

After 13 years at the Mayo Clinic, Riley talks about consolidation and his plans for a unified data management platform.

Data Points

States Compete for Top Data Science Talent

As more and more data government data becomes available, states struggle to hire the right professionals to make sense of it.

GovGirl on Social

Social Media's Problem-Solving Power

Social media coordinators often aren't who government leaders turn to in times of need, but they can use their skills to help solve non-social problems.

Becoming Data Smart

Doing Away with Government Forms

Limiting the amount of paperwork residents have to fill out could make for easier, more efficient service.

Spectrum

Farm Giant John Deere Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup

Plus, social media grows as a news source, and an app to help protect your smartphone PIN.

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