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California companies and law enforcement will not be allowed to share reproductive digital information with out-of-state authorities building cases against those who travel to the state for an abortion under the law.
With students turning to accelerated training as an alternative to traditional IT and information security degree programs, experts say the question of boot camps versus college depends largely on students' goals.
Like many states, preparing for cyber incidents in Massachusetts includes everything from response planning to getting leadership and other departments engaged to disbursing funding to local governments.
After Fremont County called a declaration of local disaster because of a cyber attack against computer systems, departments have been steadily coming back online thanks to the county's IT team.
Two years in, the relatively young IT agency is working to build a team, build trust and build up, says CIO Jamie Grant. The process has required a significant shift away from "business as usual."
This week, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed an executive order that establishes a new Cybersecurity Planning Committee to guide the state. The group will include officials from state, local and tribal government.
A group of technology-related bills were recently signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom as the deadline to sign or veto legislation nears. The bills, now law, ranged from cybersecurity and transportation to electronic prescription drug tracking.
The recently announced funds will be used to expand cybersecurity and IT education programs across the state to help grow the state's high-tech workforce. The money is part of a larger $30 million workforce training push.
City officials in Wheat Ridge, Colo., have decided not to pay the $5 million ransom demanded by the cyber criminals that breached city systems Aug. 29. The attack forced the closure of City Hall for more than a week.
CSC 2.0, the successor to the Congress-backed Cybersecurity Solarium Commission, has released its first annual assessment since becoming part of a D.C. think tank, marking progress on dozens of federal cyber policies.
The cybercriminals responsible for the Sept. 3 attack against Los Angeles Unified School District systems are now making ransom demands. Officials said they do not believe student Social Security numbers were accessed.
The company believes the hack, which took place Thursday, stemmed from a compromised company contractor's account, company officials explained in a public statement Monday morning.
A report on ed-tech practices at more than 100 U.S. K-12 school districts found that app use has proliferated since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, creating more data privacy considerations.
Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed one piece of tech legislation into law and has until Sept. 30 to sign or veto the other bills that have cleared the statehouse, including several related to IT and cybersecurity.
Some 34,000 voting machines and 4,000 ballot scanners are being tested ahead of the November elections. Concerns about election integrity and security have been high despite the lack of evidence of manipulation or errors.