Device owners statewide are encouraged to download an app that warns them about malicious links and apps and vulnerable Wi-Fi connections. User privacy has been a core tenet for the app’s design.
A cyber attack on the NYC Law Department has prevented lawsuits about the NYPD's handling of 2020 protests from moving forward. The city has dodged questions about whether it uses multifactor authentication.
Artificial intelligence is used in a host of algorithms in medicine, banking and other major industries. But as it has proliferated, studies have shown that AI can be biased against people of color.
The proliferation of Internet ads and Big Tech’s staggering pandemic profits have fueled bipartisan efforts to tax digital ads or find other ways to capture revenue from tech companies’ mining of personal information.
With the cybersecurity mishaps of the 2016 presidential election in mind, Rhode Island lawmakers have proposed a bill to do a cybersecurity assessment of its election systems to prevent future cyber attacks.
After a string of high-profile cyber attacks against U.S. companies, lawmakers argue that companies should more openly share information with government agencies when they pay a ransom demand.
Those working to define 5G standards have an opportunity to fix security weaknesses discovered in 4G. They also must tackle the distinct risk landscape presented by next-gen network’s open architecture.
Hackers gained entry into the networks of Colonial Pipeline Co. on April 29 through a virtual private network account, which allowed employees to remotely access the company’s computer network.
Laurie R. Doran has been appointed to lead the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, the governor announced Friday. The agency oversees counterterrorism and cybersecurity work.
For about two years, the Anchorage Police Department in Alaska accidentally uploaded personal information of individuals involved in traffic accidents to LexisNexis. A system malfunction caused the leaks.
Some experts place at least partial blame on COVID-19 for the recent onslaught of cyber attacks on public and private entities. Between May 2020 and May 2021, the FBI saw complaints about cyber crime jump by 1 million.
The police force of Azusa, Calif., recently experienced a ransomware attack, an event hidden from the public for months. A new investigation shows the agency also remained silent about an attack that occurred in 2018.
Cybersecurity leaders debated choosing the right security framework, using AI to get ahead of threats and making developers the stars of cloud-based defenses during a recent panel discussion.
New York Power Authority officials say they are taking steps to ensure they are protected against cyberattacks like those that occurred with Colonial Pipeline this year and SolarWinds in 2020.
Next month, West Virginia Chief Technology Officer Joshua Spence will be recognized as the state chief information officer. Spence said the title change represents a larger strategic vision for the state.
Mobile County, Ala., shut down its IT systems for three days after a malware infection last week. The county hasn't revealed which system components were affected. The federal government is looking into the attack.