Jule Pattison-Gordon

Staff Writer

Jule Pattison-Gordon is a staff writer for Government Technology. She previously wrote for PYMNTS and The Bay State Banner, and holds a B.A. in creative writing from Carnegie Mellon. She’s based outside Boston.

State, local and county governments officials testified that they need continually renewed, flexible funding to fend off increasing cyber threats during a U.S. Senate hearing yesterday.
Device owners statewide are encouraged to download an app that warns them about malicious links and apps and vulnerable Wi-Fi connections. User privacy has been a core tenet for the app’s design.
A Texas bill proposes creating a volunteer cyber incident response team. Other states have tried their own efforts to harness volunteer talent, discovering strong practices and pitfalls along the way.
In nomination hearings, the prospective first-ever national cyber director and CISA director nominees discussed ransomware, cybersecurity staff shortages and how their departments would work together.
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives sought to understand why Colonial Pipeline paid ransom to DarkSide and how government can work with or regulate the private sector to prevent another crippling cyber attack.
Those working to define 5G standards have an opportunity to fix security weaknesses discovered in 4G. They also must tackle the distinct risk landscape presented by next-gen network’s open architecture.
North Carolina’s first-ever chief risk officer has departed for the private sector after six years in the role. Former deputy chief risk officer Rob Main will temporarily step into the role.
Cybersecurity leaders debated choosing the right security framework, using AI to get ahead of threats and making developers the stars of cloud-based defenses during a recent panel discussion.
The executive branch wants long-term telework options to boost and diversify state employee recruitment and a new all-in-one digital platform to streamline resident services — though funding is a point of debate.
The U.S. is wary of 5G tech from China, but industry experts ask if it’s possible to guarantee software is free of components from a particular country. Plus, they ask, when something goes wrong with 5G applications’ security, who’s to blame?
2020 saw the FBI, CISA and local governments collaborate more closely to keep elections secure. Building on these efforts and better engaging private companies and the public will help protect future elections, experts say.
During the 2021 RSA Conference, SolarWinds CEO Sudhakar Ramakrishna, along with other experts, shared many lessons learned about the infamous hack that put U.S. governments and companies on notice.
Momentum may be building for a federal data breach reporting law and for a Bureau of Cyber Statistics dedicated to attaching more hard numbers to the cybersecurity problem, said speakers at the RSA Conference.
What can state and federal lawmakers do to head off the damage of another Colonial Pipeline-style cyber incident? Experts weigh in on how cybersecurity expectations need to change.
Experts participating in the inaugural AI Policy Forum Symposium underscored the need for the world to commit to common AI ethics principles, much in the same way that countries have agreed to manage nuclear weapons.
The pandemic spurred the county to launch a one-stop shop for resident services that’s proving to be a boost to public employees, too, sparing Parks Department staff an hour or more on each events permit application.
Federal ransomware-fighting efforts are held back when corporate victims don’t report or accept their help. A U.S. Chamber of Commerce-convened panel examined the concerns that keep SMBs from reaching out.
Ransomware is now a national security threat, and states and municipalities require more resources to fight back effectively. A recent Congressional hearing looks to identify their financial and strategic needs.
How states choose to regulate insurance and liability for self-driving cars may impact how quickly consumers adopt them, but many questions remain around how and when to set these new policies.
National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden and other privacy activists discussed the state of government and corporate surveillance and data privacy in the tech-laden modern world.
The Institute for Security and Technology-coordinated Ransomware Task Force calls for viewing ransomware as far more than just financial crime and making combating it a global priority.
Cybersecurity awareness can't happen without clear messaging. Keith Tresh, CISO of Idaho, explores why a strong cyber defense strategy depends on CISOs learning to speak other agencies’ languages.
A new law in West Virginia expands and streamlines fragmented cyber incident reporting to give the state a more informed view of its security standing, allowing it to better defend citizens’ data.
The nation is debating Section 230 reform, but fighting social media disinformation may be less about what users can say than about how platforms can amplify and recommend it, said MIT panelists.
Launching the Oklahoma Information Sharing and Analysis Center and switching from a castle-and-moat to zero trust cybersecurity model has helped the state respond to the past year’s evolving threat landscape.
Five states are part of the National Governors Association’s Center for Best Practices 2021 Policy Academy. Here’s how three states — Indiana, Kansas and Montana — plan to bolster their cybersecurity through the program.
A Brookings Institution panel recently examined how Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal is a chance to build the economy through green jobs, broadband-enabled access to opportunity and improved cargo shipping.
AI-powered software is helping match jobseekers to positions and evaluate candidates, but the proprietary nature of these algorithms makes it challenging to assess whether they’re treating all applicants fairly.
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.