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The Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office announced that the private information of 58,000 voters was exposed when an unauthorized user appeared to have accessed and copied files containing personal identification information.
As technology gets smarter, it brings with it a new set of problems for the people and systems entrusted to protect constituent data. We asked state CIOs where their states are on the path to privacy.
With a patchwork of privacy legislation in states like California and Iowa, and an increase in chief privacy officers nationwide, some advocates think the only way forward is a national policy.
How will 5G connectivity affect cybersecurity for government agency IT leaders? Find out in this Q&A with Tony Dolezal, public sector 5G and multi-access edge computing (MEC) specialist with Verizon Business.
The massive ransomware attack that exposed reams of sensitive personal data stored by the city is now the subject of a class-action lawsuit by city employees who say their information wasn’t properly protected.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation and California's ACLU chapters have asked more than 70 law enforcement agencies in the state to stop sharing location data from automated license plate readers with agencies in anti-abortion states.
Executives from some of the leading companies in the AI space have issued an intentionally vague warning meant to “open up discussion” around the rapidly evolving technology. The statement is another in a long line of warnings about the potential dangers of unchecked AI.
The 25-year cybersecurity expert, currently the security leader for the state elections board, plans to strengthen the IT department's cyber maturity via deeper collaboration with local, state and federal partners.
The city and school district of Lowell, Mass. have allocated more than $1 million combined to purchase LifeLock protection for all city and school employees impacted by a ransomware attack earlier this month.
Officials with the city of Dallas have not definitively outlined the full scope of the May 3 cyber attack that disrupted its systems. They have also not released whether the perpetrators demanded any sort of ransom.
The police department has installed 172 license plate reading cameras throughout the city. The controversial tech is touted as a way to identify criminal suspects and stolen vehicles, but opponents say they’re a privacy concern.
The bid to use artificial intelligence to lessen traffic congestion on roadways cleared a U.S. House panel on Tuesday, despite objections from some who believe it could lead to a government takeover of society.
The New York county government has converted its website and email addresses to .gov domains. The addresses require stricter security control and are only available to U.S.-based government agencies.
A nation-state sponsored actor is using living-off-the-land techniques to hide its activity and spy on U.S. targets, and possibly plan communication disruptions, Microsoft said. CISA and Microsoft released details to help potential victims identify and mitigate the threat.
John Petrozzelli takes over after Stephanie Helm stepped down from the director position in January. He brings cybersecurity experience from his time in the Air Force, FBI and private sector.