Taking the SolarWinds hack as a lesson learned, the National Nuclear Security Administration is looking to strengthen its "front door" and "back door" to thwart any virtual threats.
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Earlier this week, UC San Diego Health disclosed that it experienced a data breach between December 2020 and April 2021 that could have compromised sensitive patient information. The breach occurred through phishing.
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has assembled a 15-member bipartisan task force to protect the state against cyber crime. The group, made up of government and private-sector reps, will submit its first report later this year.
Plus, New York City moves to expand access to high-speed Internet for housing authority residents, and a Florida city wins a national award for using communication effectively to inspire change.
During a Congressional hearing about the cybersecurity posture of the nation’s electric systems, federal officials shared practices that they believe are essential to preserving electricity across the states.
Successful technology deployments in government require technical know-how as well as non-technical skill sets. Here is what to look for when building your team.
After weeks of debate, a bipartisan group of senators has reached a deal on infrastructure worth about $1 trillion, with $550 billion in new spending. Now the group awaits the reactions of their many colleagues.
In Oregon, state employees who worked in person during the height of the pandemic will receive a one-time hazard payment, which can differ based on how many hours a person logged.
Different experts weigh in on whether the trend of organizations competing hard to hire the best technology people is here to stay. The answer could have important implications for state and local government.
The five members of the new Vermont Community Broadband Board will funnel resources to local communications union districts, amplifying their efforts to extend reliable Internet to the farthest reaches of the state.
Members of a utility coalition led by American Electric Power have agreed to install EV charging stations along major highways running from Maine to Texas. The plan is for stations to be less than 100 miles apart.
When word got out that a sample of the late Anthony Bourdain's voice in a documentary was created by artificial intelligence, critics and skeptics took aim. But deepfake tech could change audio work forever.
A partnership between Electrify America and Valley Clean Air Now in California has led to thousands of rural households trading in their gas-powered cars for electric autos. Will other parts of rural America follow suit?
Between April 27 and July 16, hackers attacked Florida's unemployment insurance website. The criminals may have acquired up to about 58,000 Social Security numbers of unemployed Floridians, among other data.
Some state legislators feel it should be illegal for organizations to pay ransomware criminals, as payments may encourage more attacks. However, a number of cybersecurity experts have spoken against such bans.
Criminal ransomware attacks launched from Russia have shaken the U.S. but are not particularly valuable to Putin, experts say. The right political pressure could reduce this kind of cyber crime.
Yesterday, Cisco hosted a roundtable discussion about Internet access featuring local, regional and international perspectives. The speakers covered everything from accountability of leadership to Wi-Fi innovation.
A group of scammers used bots to accumulate and resell passport application appointments from the U.S. Department of State, which was forced to take its appointment system offline.
Pavel Tsurkan, an Estonian cyber criminal, has admitted that he devised a scheme that compromised over 1,000 devices and routers in order to facilitate various online crimes across the world.
Water may be among the least cyber-defended critical infrastructure sectors. Keeping it safe may include channeling more funds and training to tiny agencies and establishing voluntary guidelines.
The Lower Mississippi River SmartPort and Resilience Center project will collect crowdsourced sediment and shoaling data from eight ports along the Mississippi River to gain insights into obstacles affecting river traffic.