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The American Data Privacy and Protection Act would create the first nationwide privacy rules for technology companies and others, but a new federal law would supersede the California law passed by voters in 2020.
A recent audit of Empire State Development's (ESD) New NY Broadband Program by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli found that the program had fallen short of its mission due to “poor planning and execution.”
Attackers who penetrate an organization can evade detection by using the victims’ own cloud-based services to conduct their data exfiltration and malware downloads. This is the latest evolution of living off the land attacks.
The Department of Health and Human Resources and the Department of Motor Vehicles were among the state government agencies affected by the system outage. Issues with the mainframe began Tuesday.
A lawsuit has been filed against California Attorney General Rob Bonta as a result of the June exposure of a trove of personal data housed in the Department of Justice’s Firearms Dashboard Portal.
Candidates running for Secretary of State in Washington state have said that they're most concerned about cybersecurity threats posed by other countries, online misinformation and election audits.
The state is set to receive $110 million in federal funds to expand high-speed Internet access to about 22,000 families and businesses in rural parts of the state. The money comes from the American Rescue Plan.
The California Attorney General's Office confirmed Thursday that the OpenJustice web portal remains offline after a trove of personal data related to concealed weapons applicants was exposed in late June.
The Cyber Safety Review Board details 19 steps for public and private sector to improve the software security landscape and reduce risks from the Log4j vulnerability, something likely to trouble organizations for a decade or more.
As of July 1, state agencies are required to report certain cybersecurity incidents to the Virginia Fusion Intelligence Center. Officials hope the law will improve the response to attacks across the commonwealth.
The state’s chief technology innovation officer and leader of the Office of Enterprise Technology within the Department of Technology stepped down this month. He had held the role since February 2021.
Louisiana’s new chief cyber officer, Dustin Glover, was the state’s previous CISO. He will head up partnerships between the state’s departments overseeing technology, emergency preparedness, military and police.
As affordable cyber insurance becomes more elusive, experts are reminding governments that insurance is only one piece of the puzzle and urging them to focus first on investing in cyber defenses.
After serving as St. Paul, Minn.’s CIO for more than four years, Sharon Kennedy Vickers has left the role to serve as a the CEO of Software for Good. The company develops web and mobile apps geared toward environment and social change.
Anushree Bag, executive director of enterprise governance, risk and compliance and resiliency services, announced July 8 that she was moving on from the Indiana Office of Technology for another state agency.
The majority of the federal funds, around $11.2 billion, will go to the Defense Department, while $2.9 billion will go to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to bolster U.S. cyber defenses.
Researchers created an algorithm that predicts risks of biased, overly punitive sentencing. The tool performs with similar accuracy — and similar limits — to risk assessment algorithms already used to influence pretrial and parole decisions, authors say.
We asked state chief information officers where they stand on blockchain, chatbots, AI and robotics to find out what new technologies have the potential to be more than just buzzwords.
The New York Department of Motor Vehicles is warning customers that a phishing scam is using text messages that promise $1,500 in state fuel rebates to steal personal information.
Matt Behrens is now Iowa's permanent CIO, the state announced July 8. His prior experience includes serving as the deputy CIO, chief technology officer and several other state department roles.