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The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services said yesterday that the personal data of most Alaskans could have been compromised by a May cyber attack. In response, the state is offering free credit monitoring.
Speakers at an Open Technology Institute event said government needs to establish clear procedures for vetting high-risk AI systems for bias and discriminatory impacts plus attach enforcement policies to drive change.
CISA Cybersecurity Advisor Domingo Rivera said organizations preparing against ransomware should adopt strong practices for maintaining backups and decide ahead of time everything from who to contact to whether to pay.
Big Tech makes a lot of promises about protecting privacy, but the reality is that using the industry’s products is a matter of trust.
There's momentum — and funding — behind improving state and local government cybersecurity like never before. But as leaders ponder how to use it, they should remember that security is not about the latest slick tool.
After the terrorist attacks on 9/11, political leaders made a number of changes to how homeland security is maintained. Some experts say these changes are still having negative effects on people's rights.
Late last month, a class-action action lawsuit was filed against St. Joseph's/Candler Hospital Health System, which suffered a ransomware attack that could have exposed the data of more than a million people.
Improving national security and filling unmet cybersecurity demand requires organizations to go beyond the strategies that have produced a largely white and male workforce, panelists and Aspen Institute researchers said.
Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom will soon review a variety of bills aiming to improve the state's unemployment insurance system, which has come under fire for slowness, fraud and poor management.
A newly formed joint committee is looking for innovative — and effective — ways to crack down on ransomware payments, bolster localities’ cybersecurity defenses and meet widening gaps in the workforce.
Former Wisconsin Department of Health Services CISO Shane Dwyer brings considerable public-sector experience to his new role as Iowa’s state CISO. He replaces Jeff Franklin, who left the position in January 2020.
Some state and local governments are turning to managed security service providers to shore up the substantial gaps in the cybersecurity workforce. The shift away from a more traditional hiring strategy has its benefits.
Due to an unprecedented number of threats to election integrity, North Carolina must recognize the importance of year-round security improvements. State legislators are the key to funding these advancements.
A new U.S. House of Representatives bill would allow the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to require infrastructure companies to report a cyber attack within 72 hours of a breach.
The proposal instructs agencies to use “phishing-resistant” multifactor authentication, segment networks and increase encryption. The public comment period on the proposal closes later this month.