Faced with mounting pressure to return to normal gasoline and jet fuel production levels, Colonial Pipeline Co. reportedly paid a $5 million ransom to the Eastern European hacking group this week.
Digital equity advocates, state broadband offices and local government staffers are encouraged by the president’s emphasis on their work, but what do they need at the federal level to fully solve this challenge?
The California Highway Patrol is looking into a sighting on an Oakland freeway of a Tesla with only one passenger in the backseat. Two photos posted on Facebook seem to confirm the vehicle was illegally driving itself.
Colonial Pipeline, a Georgia-based company, shut down its gas pipeline system after a ransomware attack compromised some of its IT systems. The pipeline provides just less than half of all gas consumed on the East Coast.
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.
According to a recently proposed Massachusetts bill, companies could soon face penalties for misusing facial recognition technology, causing them to pay hefty fines or go to court.
A Competitive Carriers Association white paper details how the Federal Communications Commission awarded federal broadband funds to well-populated, well-off areas that may have existing high-speed Internet access.
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.
In an online webinar hosted by the Aspen Institute, Facebook Oversight Board members gave insight into their decision to uphold Facebook's Trump ban. The ban must be made permanent or temporary within the next six months.
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.
Last month New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that requires broadband companies to offer a $15 monthly Internet plan for low-income citizens. Telecom companies have fired back with a lawsuit to block the legislation.
In April, an allegedly self-driving Tesla burst into flames after crashing into a tree in Texas. Two passengers died in the wreckage. Federal authorities should consider regulating the autonomous vehicle industry now.
With a focus on Internet quality and resiliency, Sen. Sean Ryan and Rep. Nily Rozic want to give the New York Public Service Commission more regulatory power over broadband service companies.
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.
Scripps Health has not publicly confirmed that ransomware caused the outage, though an internal memo implicates the attack vector. The attack disrupted scheduling, patient records and other critical systems.
New Hampshire lawmakers are waiting to see how the federal government navigates recent hacks before moving ahead with a piece of legislation aimed at tightening security around vendors and the supply chain.
Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law that prohibits businesses and government agencies in the state from asking people for proof — digital passport or otherwise — of a COVID-19 vaccination.
In February, a state audit indicated that the Illinois Attorney General's Office lacked proper cybersecurity protections. Three weeks ago, the office suffered a ransomware attack.
GovQA, which sells software to help the public sector handle public records requests, is putting out a quarterly index to benchmark how difficult the job is. By their measure, complexity has more than doubled since 2018.
Under a 2016 law passed by the N.C. General Assembly, footage from cameras worn by law enforcement officers is not considered public record in the state. Critics of this law have set out to change it.