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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.

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.
One year after the Colonial Pipeline hack — and the IST Ransomware Task Force's report — attacks remain frequent. But the government is making strides and recognizing the issue as a national security matter.
Issues ranging from severe paper shortages to cyber threats and disinformation are looming ahead of the 2022 elections, threatening voter confidence. Officials shared their concerns with members of the U.S. Senate May 19.
Sindhu Menon has left her CIO position in Raleigh, N.C., for a CIO role in Harris County, Texas, where she will help revamp its IT department. Raleigh CISO Rob Reynolds has taken over interim CIO duties.
A new memorandum instructs CISA to “engage with” state and local governments by late fall about quantum computing risks. Federal officials, meanwhile, are looking for new ways to build a quantum-focused workforce.
Open source vulnerabilities are everyone’s problem, and, with memories of Log4Shell still fresh (and cleanup still underway), House lawmakers are asking how and where the federal government can help.
The Justice in Forensic Algorithms Act aims to ensure that when algorithmic analyses are used as evidence in court, defendants get to know how the tools reached their conclusions and allow them to contest the results.
As insurance costs and requirements rise, some municipalities are looking to self-insurance and service providers’ cyber incident warranties to help in cases of ransomware and other incidents.
Log4Shell, Microsoft Exchange and several patchable flaws top the list of 2021’s most commonly exploited vulnerabilities. The lesson may be a well-worn one: patch systems promptly or work with partners that can.
States still don’t know how much cyber crime actually occurs or how residents are trying to protect themselves. A research team in Virginia is hoping to fill in the knowledge gap with a newly launched study.