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Managing Cyber Risks Initiative

Understanding how to minimize risk and increase cyber resilience

Bill Zielinski, who has led the Information and Technology Services department since 2020, will step down April 30. In recent years, he led the city’s response to a ransomware attack, and to the deletion of millions of police records.
Technology companies must take more responsibility for designing systems that safeguard users’ information, a leading White House cybersecurity official said recently. He also urged students to think about joining the federal cyber workforce.
Nearly 2,800 patients at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester may have had files with personal and health information exposed, in what the hospital called a third-party “data security incident.” Those potentially affected will be notified by mail.
Authorities are working to prepare for one by, for the first time, conducting a massive federal tabletop exercise focused on food and agriculture cybersecurity resilience.
The federal government is slated to distribute $18.2 million of Tribal Cybersecurity Grant Program funds as soon as the spring, and experts say the funds will help address important needs.
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After briefly stirring into life as COVID-19 restrictions were lifted, companies and entire economies are again stepping on the brakes as they brace for yet another “current situation.”
Since the cybersecurity sector first emerged, network defenders have been locked in a perpetual arms race with their adversaries. This translates into a continuous quest for more security solutions.
State and local government (SLG) organizations are null that impact and disrupt citizen services.