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Utah Gov. Spencer Cox has appointed Department of Human Services Director Christopher Bramwell as the state’s first Department of Government Operations privacy officer. He will focus on protecting residents’ personal data.
Last year, fraudsters swindled thousands of dollars from Michigan’s unemployment insurance program using the celebrity names “Kimberly Kardashian” and “Kylie Jenner.” Michigan has since improved its fraud detection.
Sunset Beach, N.C., faced a series of ransomware attacks over a six-week period. Fortunately, the local IT team recovered most of the town’s documents and has taken multiple steps to improve security.
To increase Indiana’s cybersecurity stance, a recently enacted bill will require state agencies and political subdivisions to report all threats to the state’s Office of Technology within two business days.
A zero-trust environment may suggest a hardened cybersecurity posture, but it’s important to keep the approach in check. Some definitions that go beyond questioning trust in data may be impractical.
Recently signed legislation will ramp up the state’s cybersecurity and legacy system upgrades through the newly created Technology Improvement and Modernization Fund. The new law takes effect Sept. 1.
Last week, the Ohio House of Representatives introduced a bill that would give Ohioans data privacy rights. Lawmakers point out, however, that another bill is needed to deflect future cyber attacks.
The U.S., along with the U.K. and other countries, have stated that individuals tied to China's government performed the Microsoft Exchange hack earlier in 2021. China vigorously denies the accusation.
Joplin’s mayor indicated Monday night that the city is still investigating how its computer and telephone systems were interrupted July 7, but he and the city manager continued to decline to discuss details.
A now-deactivated private website published the names, vaccination details and other personal information of almost 5,000 employees of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Firefighters have demanded an investigation.
Intentional or not, untrue information propagating on the Internet threatens democratic institutions and the public good. Emerging tech tools aim to help government combat the threat.
Through a new partnership, the 10,000-plus government members in the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center will be able to access Deloitte’s Cyber Detect and Respond Portal at no cost.
As more government entities look to adopt facial recognition, concerns have been raised about its potential risks and how the technology might have disproportionate impacts for transgender and nonbinary individuals.
Virgin Islands CIO Rupert Ross has told legislators the time is now for the U.S. territory to invest more in cybersecurity staff and resources. Multiple territory departments have been hacked in recent years.
During an Illinois House committee hearing Thursday, expert Haywood Talcove urged the state to take action on cybersecurity. Talcove believes unemployment fraudsters have stolen $1 billion from Illinois.