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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.

Marc Sokol shares a powerful case study on the benefits of cybersecurity convergence with physical security, an example of measuring risk reduction and other benefits to global enterprises.
Improving national cybersecurity means requiring organizations to report incidents — and giving these requirements enforcement teeth, said CISA Director Jen Easterly and National Cyber Director Chris Inglis.
Florida state lawmakers assigned $30 million this year for a host of cybersecurity measures in a one-time attempt to shore up the state’s defenses, but months later, not a penny has been spent.
Because election disinformation appears to be a norm in modern U.S. politics, election officials now find themselves in the unenviable position of having to become public relations and communications experts.
Starting Nov. 1, a Wisconsin bill will go into effect requiring insurance companies to meet specific requirements to protect residents' private information, including social security numbers and health information.
A health-care company in Monroe County, Mich., suffered a sophisticated ransomware attack in July. Although there was concern that hackers could have compromised medical data, only financial info was affected.
After serving as chief information security officer for the North Dakota Information Technology Department for about two years, Kevin Ford has announced he will be leaving the position after this week.
According to unnamed federal officials, the U.S. Treasury Department is poised to announce policies later this week that would sanction cryptocurrency entities that facilitate payment to ransomware criminals.  
If the legislation to create the new commission gets traction, standards would be set around the protection of private data across several sectors. Proponents contend these minimum standards will help secure the state.
As schools and colleges confront the challenges of COVID-19, cyber criminals exploit weaknesses in the computer networks and online systems.