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The chief customer experience officer would work to uncover causes of pain points and help make government services more accessible. The consolidated ID effort, meanwhile, will be aimed at stopping account fraud.
Maryland Gov. Wes Moore kicked off his first days in office with budget announcements and a series of executive orders, one of which will establish a new cabinet position within the administration.
Hackers reportedly stole nearly 20GBs of data from police agency vendor ODIN Intelligence, including personal information on suspects and convicted sex offenders as well as plans for upcoming police raids.
T-Mobile announced that it suffered a cyber attack that compromised 37 million customer accounts. The company says there is currently no evidence of breach or compromise to its systems or network.
The newly created Cyber Unit falls under the state’s Office of Homeland Security and will act as a centralized cybersecurity information and response center. The unit will be led by the state’s first Cyber Director Bobby Freeman.
The proposed center would provide public entities with cyber solutions, develop the cyber workforce and deliver training and awareness across sectors. Efforts to pass this measure in 2022 ran out of time; a new House bill revives the question.
The transformative effects of artificial intelligence are coming faster than we recognize. For government, it poses an enormous opportunity for unprecedented efficiency. But, it also brings a host of regulatory challenges.
The California Department of Technology has issued a budget change proposal that would allow for nine positions and $2.5 million from the state’s General Fund to develop and oversee the implementation of a digital equity plan.
The Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at Springfield Union Station is set to receive $3 million in federal funding. The money follows closely behind the $1.46 million state funding given to the center last year.
A newly released report from Connecticut-based IT vendor Datto suggests that only around three out of 100 small- to medium-size businesses hit with ransomware pay cyber criminals to recover their data.
The new offering gives providers a gap analysis to show what steps the companies need to take to become StateRAMP certified, and offers a numerical score providers can share with prospective government clients.
Digital Defense Director Katie Savage was tapped to serve as the state's secretary of information technology in a series of cabinet appointments made on Friday by Maryland Gov.-elect Wes Moore.
Fifty-four of the 56 entities eligible for year one federal grants applied, and 10 have fulfilled the second part of the process by submitting their cybersecurity plans. A notice of funding opportunity is expected year two in the spring.
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has announced two leadership appointments: Shawn Nailor will take over as secretary and CIO of the Agency of Digital Services, while Denise Reilly-Hughes will serve as the agency’s deputy secretary.
Congress has passed new legislation that would limit the sale of U.S.-owned high-tech companies to Chinese entities. The new rules would also limit government agency cooperation between the U.S. and China.
Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed a state budget Tuesday that seeks to address an estimated $22.5 billion shortfall, bringing both investment and spending reductions for IT over several years.
A new bill before the state Legislature would place penalties on energy-hungry data centers and cryptocurrency mining operations that fail to conform to the state’s newly adopted clean energy goals.
Following the release of a report from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation about police technology risks, experts in the space shared insights into what is hype and reality with new policing tools.
Nineteen percent of software scanned in the past year showed a “high or critical severity” security flaw, according to Veracode’s State of Software Security 2023 report. Issues also appear to be fixed less often in older software.
Incoming CISO Steve Hodges hopes his face-to-face approach to relationship building will help give the security team a louder voice in more decisions. He says he is focused on bolstering trust and giving partners the support they need.