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Sacramento County, Calif., officials announced that the medical data of as many as 5,372 inmates was exposed on the Internet for several months. The breach was related to unsecured folders held by a vendor, officials said.
Secretary of State-elect Wes Allen has announced his intention to withdraw from the Electronic Registration Information Center, a collaboration between 33 states aimed at cross-checking voter registration data.
Tarek Tomes, who was appointed by Minn. Gov. Tim Walz in 2019, will stay on to lead Minnesota IT Services in a cabinet-level position. Tomes is one of Government Technology’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers.
The program, called the Broadband Line Extension Connection Program, will work differently from other grants in that the process in applying for the grant will not be generated from an ISP, but rather by the end users.
The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency announced Wednesday that it has chosen Deloitte to replace the decade-old Michigan Integrated Data Automated System, which has struggled to detect fraud.
White House Homeland Security Advisor Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall said this week that the recent midterm elections did not see significant, disruptive attacks against election infrastructure.
Iran-sponsored advanced persistent threat actors accessed a federal civilian executive branch agency via an unpatched Log4Shell vulnerability. CISA and the FBI warn organizations to check their systems for signs of compromise.
The Mountain View, Calif.-based tech company has agreed to a settlement with 40 states to resolve allegations that it misled consumers about how it tracked, recorded and shared their device location data.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration selected companies to help compile and analyze worldwide climate and weather data, using AI and digital twin technology. The first phase will visualize sea surface temperature data.
The California Department of Justice recently launched a new online portal that gives survivors of sexual assault a way to track the status of the DNA evidence kits associated with their cases.
In a forthcoming project, Secretary of Commerce Elizabeth Tanner hopes a centralized data lake and distributed ledger technology could securely share professional and business identity data across state agencies.  
A vote tabulation glitch in Arizona’s Maricopa County and an attempted takedown of voter-facing websites in Mississippi prompted a flurry of election misinformation and efforts from officials to set the record straight.
The Mercer County Commission allocated money the day after Election Day to replace the county's voting machines with a new system. The funding comes from the American Rescue Plan and Coal Severance Tax.
More states consider rallying volunteer cyber teams that can provide services like incident response and vulnerability assessments throughout the state. These models differ from state to state, however.
The first-in-the-nation legislation imposes sweeping restrictions on Internet companies that serve minors, requiring that they design their platforms with “well-being” in mind and barring eight common data-collection practices.
New data pulled from the Department of General Services’ data dashboard shows that the majority of state agencies are forging ahead with remote work arrangements. Some 90 percent of staff are working remotely in 37 departments.
Falsehoods are likely to proliferate as voters await final results of Tuesday's election, but efforts to communicate heavily about the process — and to explain any Election Day hiccups — can help, experts say.
As officials attempt to assuage fears of election impropriety fueled by mis- and disinformation, the state’s Department of Public Safety is cracking down on phone-based scams to steal voters’ personal data.
Hackers often seek to penetrate a network and then escalate their privileges until they can access — and exfiltrate — sensitive data or widely deploy malware. That makes Active Directory security essential.
Auditors for the Port of South Louisiana say damages from the 2021 cyber attack totaled more than $420,000 in misappropriated funds. Only around $250,000 was recuperated through insurance.