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Cybersecurity

Work toward ensuring the security of internal IT systems, government data and citizens' personally identifiable information held by government. Includes coverage of privacy.

In this interview, Pavlina Pavlova, public policy adviser at the CyberPeace Institute, describes the organization’s mission and global activities to reduce harm online for vulnerable populations.
As we head into the rest of 2024 and the buzz around artificial intelligence continues unabated, here's advice on how government can make practical use of the new tech — and ensure it remains secure in the process.
The plan to upgrade Fulton County, Ga.’s internal software system is being sped up following a recent ransomware attack. Commissioners have approved a $10.2 million overhaul of the county’s internal software system.
Customers across the nation reported outages of call, text and Internet service. The incident prompted some emergency and police departments to issue advice to residents who were unable to place 911 calls.
2023 saw more cloud-based intrusions and data breach-based extortion. Cyber extortion and ransomware, plus election-related disinformation, are likely to be key concerns in 2024, too.
A Missouri school district northwest of St. Louis moved to remote learning on Tuesday and Wednesday after unexpected activity disrupted the district's network. The district is without Internet for the rest of the week.
When it comes to a government computer network, the ounce of protection derived from a pre-emptive systems checkup can prevent the mass of resources necessary to cure havoc caused by a successful security breach.
Apple Inc. is upgrading the security of its iMessage app, aiming to fend off a looming cybersecurity future threat: the advent of new advanced quantum computing attacks.
After a malware attack last week, the city of Coeur d'Alene's website is back online. The malicious code was first discovered Feb. 11, and affected systems were taken offline as the city worked to secure and restore services.
A local economic development authority is supporting a cybersecurity apprenticeship program at a public community college in Maryland, which helps people gain skills and security clearance for IT security jobs.