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As cybersecurity continues to concern state governments, many have turned to task forces to address issues such as ransomware, phishing and other threats. But what have they accomplished so far?
During a public outreach tour this week, Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs shared some of the challenges facing elections in the state. Threats facing the process include dis- and misinformation, as well as other online threats.
The United States and the European Union are planning to work together to secure digital infrastructure in developing countries. Here’s why this is vitally important.
Legislators, advocacy groups and industry experts have spoken at length about the draft national data privacy legislation, raising questions about its chances of success and what it could mean for states' privacy rules.
A $100,000 emergency procurement package – containing two vendor agreements – was unanimously passed this week to mitigate a “network security incident” that affected 85 county computers.
The botnet — a network of infected devices working together, typically for malicious purposes — compromised everything from smart garage door openers to routers to audio/video streaming devices to phones to computers.
Cyber insurance won’t ever be “cheap” again, says Cysurance’s Kirsten Bay. But insurance firms might make it more attainable with ways to monitor clients for good cyber behavior and adjust limits accordingly.
In the ongoing quest to improve cybersecurity for North Carolina’s government and its residents, Chief Risk Officer Rob Main says a better workforce pipeline would take his agency to the next level.
Twenty-one states have a CPO position, up from just 12 in 2019. States appear to be recognizing the need to tackle privacy as government data collection grows, but CPOs still struggle to get enough funds.
Former CISA Director Chris Krebs, Color of Change President Rashad Robinson and journalist Katie Couric discussed the societal threat of dis-, mis- and malinformation as the RSA Conference concluded last week.
After years of delay and discussion, Congress has released a bipartisan draft bill outlining a comprehensive federal data privacy policy. However, the proposal fails to adequately address two major issues.
Election-related disinformation continues to spark real threats. Paying close attention to these online conversations can tip off local governments to serious risks, says Maricopa County, Ariz., CISO Lester Godsey.
A recent surge in cyber attacks on ag companies during critical planting and harvest seasons has prompted a warning from the FBI and efforts within the industry to develop stronger individual and shared defenses.
NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence has released the first of several preliminary drafts outlining ways that organizations can implement zero-trust architectures.
CISA Director Jen Easterly and National Cyber Director Chris Inglis promote collaboration — but will their successors do the same? Does describing the work as “data care” not “cybersecurity” help with talent recruitment?