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Jule Pattison-Gordon

Senior Staff Writer

Jule Pattison-Gordon is a senior 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.

Evidence that comes from algorithms or that might be deepfake will have to go before a judge, who must then decide based on a number of mitigating factors whether it is admissible.
Attackers exploited the Log4j vulnerability in spite of mitigation efforts, compromised several accounts and began reconnaissance. Three days and 5,000-plus password resets later, the court system was back on safe ground.
Cyber attacks and natural disasters are serious threats to courts, and tabletop exercises can help prepare. For courts looking to try out tabletops, starting small can help.
Remote hearings, adopted as a pandemic necessity, could become common going forward in some states. Minnesota and Arizona have created guides indicating which hearings are suited for remote and which should be in person.
Catching convincing AI-fabricated evidence is still a work in progress, but courts could benefit from thinking now about how they might confront the challenges posed by the emerging technology.
With the new law, Texas has launched an online portal for incident reports, giving local government 48 hours to inform the state of ransomware or other suspected cybersecurity breaches.
The prize will focus on rural and municipal electric utilities that lack cyber resources, offering winners funding and technical assistance to help boost their cybersecurity efforts.
The State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program could send $1 billion from the federal government down to states and cities, but before anyone gets the money, the spending plans must be approved.
Officials aim to ensure all residents are able to receive important information and can ask questions in the language in which they’re most comfortable, a longtime goal that has proved difficult in the past.
Bans intended to stop victims from paying cyber criminals and cut off lucrative profit streams bring plenty of practical difficulties and risks that attackers will redouble focus on the most vulnerable entities.