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New Hampshire lawmakers are waiting to see how the federal government navigates recent hacks before moving ahead with a piece of legislation aimed at tightening security around vendors and the supply chain.
As Aurora, Ill., looks to build a new cybersecurity plan, officials in the city outside of Chicago are saying they think what they do there could become a model for municipalities across the country.
In February, a state audit indicated that the Illinois Attorney General's Office lacked proper cybersecurity protections. Three weeks ago, the office suffered a ransomware attack.
Cybersecurity awareness can't happen without clear messaging. Keith Tresh, CISO of Idaho, explores why a strong cyber defense strategy depends on CISOs learning to speak other agencies’ languages.
After a recent cyber attack against thousands of Microsoft Exchange email clients, the company is reportedly reconsidering how and when it releases information about software vulnerabilities.
A Senate committee hearing earlier this week pitted researchers against three major social media companies over the question of whether algorithms are to blame for harmful content on the platforms.
According to a statement issued Tuesday by the Wyoming Department of Health, files were mistakenly uploaded by an official to private and public online repositories on servers belonging to GitHub.com.
A new law in West Virginia expands and streamlines fragmented cyber incident reporting to give the state a more informed view of its security standing, allowing it to better defend citizens’ data.
The bipartisan Consumer Data Protection Act was recently signed into law by Gov. Ralph Northam. The law gives the state the authority to collect fines from companies that violate the new rules.
The nation is debating Section 230 reform, but fighting social media disinformation may be less about what users can say than about how platforms can amplify and recommend it, said MIT panelists.
Launching the Oklahoma Information Sharing and Analysis Center and switching from a castle-and-moat to zero trust cybersecurity model has helped the state respond to the past year’s evolving threat landscape.
With local governments, schools and businesses using the Internet to stay connected, hackers have been at work trying to exploit weaknesses in computer systems to steal money and personal information.
Five states are part of the National Governors Association’s Center for Best Practices 2021 Policy Academy. Here’s how three states — Indiana, Kansas and Montana — plan to bolster their cybersecurity through the program.
New data from Imperva suggests government websites may be at higher risk of being targeted by “bad bots” as the pandemic continues, but experts say there’s plenty agencies can do to be prepared.
Although the new plan is billed as a 100-day sprint — which includes a series of consultations between utilities and the government — it will likely take years to fully implement, experts say.