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Texas Department Seeks Second Cyber Insurance Policy

Apr 20, 2021

Is having two cyber insurance policies better than having just one? The Texas Department of Transportation could soon find out if state legislators expand the agency’s purchasing ability with Senate Bill 1908.

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West Virginia Bill Looks to Censor Social Media

Apr 20, 2021

Can the government regulate information shared by social media companies during an election? According to one West Virginia lawmaker, the answer is "yes." The ACLU, however, says not so fast.

Florida Bill Would Allow Consumers to Sue Over Data Privacy

Apr 20, 2021

The bill would allow consumers to sue big companies for data privacy violations and has received bipartisan support. Big businesses are those with at least $50 million in revenue and collect data from more than 50,000 residents.

Did University of Michigan Build an Unhackable Computer Chip?

Apr 19, 2021

More than 500 hackers were offered up to $50,000 to hack into a database protected by a special computer chip created over the past six years by a professor and grad students at U of M. None of them succeeded.

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Florida Water System Hack Offers Lessons for Other States

Apr 19, 2021

The Florida water system hack is still under investigation, but the worrisome details made national news and brought into question the security of the country’s critical, if oft-overlooked, infrastructure.

Has Detroit’s Surveillance Program Caused Decline in Arrests?

Apr 19, 2021

There has been a significant decline in carjackings, robberies and shootings since the launch of a controversial surveillance project six years ago. But it’s unclear if the decrease was a direct result of the program.

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West Virginia Bill Sets Sights on Social Media Censorship

Apr 16, 2021

Can the government regulate information shared by social media companies during an election? According to one West Virginia lawmaker, the answer is "yes." The ACLU, however, says not so fast.

Opinion: States May Cost Smartphone Users Privacy, Security

Apr 16, 2021

Bills in several states would force companies to allow every developer to use their preferred payment system. If passed, this legislation could cost smartphone users their privacy and security.

Biden’s Cybersecurity Leader Nominee Draws Early Praise

Apr 16, 2021

U.S. Rep. John Katko said that he's encouraged after President Joe Biden announced this week that he would nominate Jen Easterly to lead the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

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CivicPlus, SilverSky Partner on Cyber as Security Risks Rise

Apr 15, 2021

Cybersecurity is only becoming a more urgent and important need as time goes on. Now CivicPlus, which has thousands of local government customers, is bringing on a partner dedicated just to that challenge.

Opinion: Cybersecurity Is a Marathon

Apr 15, 2021

Cybersecurity for schools and institutions has become increasingly critical with an onslaught of cyber attacks and growing dependence on technology. Securing networks and data is a process that requires careful planning.

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Records Breach Rocks Huntington Park, Calif., City Government

Apr 15, 2021

Most of Huntington Park's finance department was placed on administrative leave and another staffer was arrested after unauthorized computer access and identity theft came to light, city officials said.

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Municipal Parking App Reports Cybersecurity Breach

Apr 14, 2021

ParkMobile, which provides a digital parking-payment app for Keene, N.H., and other municipalities, was the victim of a data breach that accessed users' information, the company has announced.

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Kansas Remote Tampering Case Raises Water Treatment Concerns

Apr 13, 2021

A former employee of the Post Rock Rural Water District is accused of tampering with water treatment systems after leaving the job two months earlier. The incident, and others like it, raise serious cybersecurity concerns.

Minnesota Crafts Privacy Principles for Emerging Transit Tech

Apr 13, 2021

Minnesota’s Connected and Automated Vehicle Alliance is developing a privacy and security framework to help guide current and future smart transportation infrastructure and vehicle projects.

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Will Regulating Social Media Misinformation Fix the Internet?

Apr 13, 2021

A congressional hearing last month took up the sticky issue of when and how to hold companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter accountable for misinformation. Lawmakers are now faced with a regulatory maze.

Ex-Employee Remotely Hacks Kansas Water Treatment Plant

Apr 13, 2021

A former employee of a water district plant in Ellsworth, Kan., allegedly logged in and attempted to tamper with the public drinking water system. This is just one of several recent hacks on water systems nationwide.

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Cybersecurity Could Get $31M Infusion from Florida House

Apr 12, 2021

Cybersecurity projects led by the Florida Digital Service and other state agencies could soon receive up to $31 million in funding. However, it all hinges on the passage of House Bill 1297.

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Vaccination Passports Raise Privacy, Equity Concerns for Some

Apr 12, 2021

Republican politicians and privacy advocates are bristling over so-called vaccination passports, with some states moving to restrict their use. Critics say they create different classes of citizens.

Pentagon Races to Shore Up Supply Chain Security

Apr 09, 2021

When it comes to the building blocks of digital products, U.S. defense and intelligence agencies are still struggling to ensure those parts are not just available when needed — but also secure.

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Accelerating Digital Transformation for Government Agencies

Apr 06, 2021

Digital transformation has become a ubiquitous term in the business world in recent years, but it’s not happening solely in the private sector. Agencies across federal, state, and local governments have taken steps to adopt new technologies and modernize IT so they can better perform their work.

In a Zero Trust World, Compliance Doesn’t Equal Security

Mar 30, 2021

An agency can run a completely compliant network and still be breached by a trusted user’s account being exposed.

Hackers Take Over Security Cameras Around The World

Mar 26, 2021

These unmanaged and IoT devices have little or no security, exposing risk to any organization and their customers especially when confidential data is obtained.

Top 3 Market Trends for SOAR Solutions

Mar 24, 2021

Security teams today are still overwhelmed by a never-ending barrage of cyberattacks, immense workloads, and fast burnout rates.

Explore the Adversary Universe

Mar 23, 2021

It doesn’t matter whether we are discussing a ransomware attack, an advanced nation-state or politically motivated hacktivists — it’s not a malware problem, it’s an adversary problem.

How SLTTs Can Implement a Defense-in-Depth Cybersecurity Strategy

Mar 18, 2021

Defense-in-depth applies layers of controls and mitigations to systems and networks, providing redundancy and reducing the likelihood of a successful cyberattack or a single point of failure.

Why 3 Government Agencies are Relying on Hardware-Based MFA with YubiKeys

Mar 03, 2021

America’s government is under attack. To put it more accurately, its governments are under attack, all the time, at every level — federal, state, and local — from opportunistic scammers, sophisticated cybercriminals, and even state actors.

Future Forward: Cybersecurity 2021 Predictions

Mar 01, 2021

It’s 2021. Where is my encryption-breaking dolphin?

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