The COVID-19 pandemic caused a massive move to telework for government workers and opened up new avenues for hackers to infiltrate systems — and it’s a situation that’s lasting longer than anyone expected.
Five state and local chief information security officers reveal how they came to government IT work, the essential traits of an effective CISO and what they’re doing to shore up cyberdefenses in unprecedented times.
As the presidential election nears this November, online threats from ballot interference to largescale ransomware attacks threaten all levels of government, and the stakes have never been higher.
Sajed Naseem, CISO of the New Jersey court system, discusses how going remote impacted state courts, what COVID has taught him about cyber and what equity issues might arise in virtual justice proceedings.
Outsourcing government IT services to a number of smaller companies, rather than the monolithic contracts of the past, has become common practice, but ensuring all those contractors are secure is an ongoing challenge.
Government IT shops are increasingly embracing their roles as cybersecurity leaders. But what does it take to be good at cybersecurity on social media? Minnesota IT Services’ approach is one good example.