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Cybersecurity Series: The Identity Initiative

The future of digital identity, access management and privacy

State and local governments are often seen as easy targets for hackers. To avoid devastating ransomware attacks that have plagued cities worldwide, a first key step is to limit privileged access to systems.
More than 900 people have had their personal info compromised — potentially including their birthdate, driver’s license and social security number — following a cyber breach in East Windsor in February, officials say.
The public sector is facing changing cyber threats — not just because of remote work, but from increasing ransomware hacks and nation-state attacks as well. But there are also new tools ready to meet those challenges.
County spokesman Nathan Rudy said the county ‘experienced a ransomware breach’ this morning and as part of the county’s response, officials temporarily shuttered the county email system. An investigation is underway.
Cybersecurity guidance needs to be designed so small organizations can easily identify next steps to take, and awareness campaigns should put practices into language layfolk can understand, experts say.
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Digital identity is complex, particularly when verifying for government agencies. To understand the constantly changing identity landscape, it is important to consider five critical factors that have shaped government verification requirements.
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The pandemic has pushed the focus of cyber criminals to the “work at home” infrastructure as many companies and governments moved to the cloud for their digital operations and employees worked from home.
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Cyber threats across commercial and government enterprises appear to be so common that seldom do we see major stories on the topic. The past couple of weeks were an exception, as gas stations along the East Coast ran out of fuel supplies, thanks to the paralyzing cyberattack on null
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.