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Waterford, Conn., was among 147 of the state's 169 cities and towns to participate in the drill, which involved protests, drones and cyber attacks, according to state officials who coordinated the event.
Shuttered Monday and Tuesday while officials probed what had first been described as a “cyber incident,” the Ohio city hall was poised for a restart Wednesday. The threat remains under investigation.
The Center for Internet Security’s Cybersecurity Advisory Services Program is aimed at helping strengthen organizations that are involved in elections, health care, education and water utilities.
AI-generated cyber attacks and deepfakes mean new risks and new ways to fight them. "Human risk management" is a term to describe how organizations train their staff to detect these evolving threats.
Most of the Kansas city’s court system is back online, as is public Wi-Fi at libraries; and residents can once again pay water bills online. Other services and systems are expected to come back online soon.
City Hall and the Ohio city’s offices at Erieview Tower were closed for a second day on Tuesday, but officials have released few details on what may have occurred. The incident came to light via normal operations of city IT, a spokeswoman said.
With support from a $1 million grant from Google, West Virginia State University is launching a new Cybersecurity Clinic to train students and provide free digital security services to under-resourced organizations.
Cyber criminals diverted four monthly payments meant for a vendor involved with rebuilding the town’s high school, and they carefully managed compromised employee email accounts to hide the fraud.
A costly scam perpetrated against the city of Fresno in 2020 could have been halted, a Fresno County Civil Grand Jury found, in a report released Thursday. City practices have since been improved, the report found.
The company, which operates hospitals, pharmacies and health-care facilities nationwide, expects to restore electronic health records by June 14, following a ransomware attack in early May. Restoration of other systems is still ongoing.
The federal government will provide a new cybersecurity guide, access to IT experts, free membership to a multistate cybersecurity center and a service to block computers from connecting to malicious domains.
Greater Amsterdam School District in New York is working with its cyber insurance company to investigate a data breach in February. It notified potential victims roughly three months after discovering the breach.
An association representing 28 water utilities is concerned the state’s Public Service Commission's recent cyber threat vulnerability assessment order may inadvertently pose threats to their cybersecurity.
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New research shows reliance on outdated identity verification methods.
The EPA has issued an alert to water systems across the country after finding that about 70 percent of providers inspected since September 2023 violated standards enacted to prevent hacks or breaches.