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Open source vulnerabilities are everyone’s problem, and, with memories of Log4Shell still fresh (and cleanup still underway), House lawmakers are asking how and where the federal government can help.
The town has opted for a cyber recovery vault, along with machine learning and artificial intelligence tools, to streamline its recovery in case of a cyber attack. The move also stems the tide of ad hoc IT implimentations.
A singular effort to protect Maryland’s local and state governments from increasingly common cyber attacks will soon click into higher gear after Gov. Larry Hogan signed a trio of cybersecurity preparedness bills into law.
As insurance costs and requirements rise, some municipalities are looking to self-insurance and service providers’ cyber incident warranties to help in cases of ransomware and other incidents.
After two years of legal proceedings, Clearview AI agreed this week to limit the sale of its facial recognition software to government agencies as part of a settlement reached with the American Civil Liberties Union.
The relatively new Office of the National Cyber Director has named Kemba Walden, Neal Higgins and Rob Knake to serve as deputy national cyber directors, the White House said in an announcement today.
Computer systems within the police department’s network were recently found to have encrypted malware that prevented access to certain digital files and other services used by department employees.
Arkansas Chief Technology Officer Jonathan Askins wants to evolve the state’s current cybersecurity practices from react-and-respond mode to more of a risk management strategy.
The $5 million deal, involving a U.A.E.-based company, is focused on tech for extracting data from devices' volatile memory. That will help police and companies investigate digital evidence as well as cyber attacks.
Log4Shell, Microsoft Exchange and several patchable flaws top the list of 2021’s most commonly exploited vulnerabilities. The lesson may be a well-worn one: patch systems promptly or work with partners that can.
Mayor Dave Bronson has issued a written inquiry about his city's recent municipal election. While the mayor said he's not questioning the results of the election, his inquiry calls for an audit.
If the Supreme Court indeed rejects Roe v. Wade as unconstitutional, there is a fear that digital records could be used against any woman who has ever thought about getting an abortion.
States still don’t know how much cyber crime actually occurs or how residents are trying to protect themselves. A research team in Virginia is hoping to fill in the knowledge gap with a newly launched study.
At the NASCIO Midyear Conference this week, Texas Chief Information Officer Amanda Crawford outlined some of the state's most significant cybersecurity initiatives now underway.
A press conference lasting less than 10 minutes was held Friday to address the April 16 cyber attack, but it remains unclear if any data was breached or when all city services will come back online.