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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.

Nearly 1,700 state and local entities purchased tech targeted under the ban between 2015 and 2021. A new rule lets existing tools stay, but reduces future availability, potentially leading to costlier procurements in the name of national security.
Tech leaders keep talking about building cyber talent, so what can we learn from looking back at talented teams from the past in cybersecurity and basketball.
A new partnership between EPB and California-based Qubitekk will allow private companies, government and university researchers to test quantum equipment and applications in an established fiber-optic environment.
An audit report released this week determined that personal and confidential information of roughly 192,000 permit holders was left unprotected when the California Department of Justice exposed it earlier this year.
Families are waiting for more information after a school district in south New Jersey canceled classes for several days this week because an unauthorized party disconnected school Internet service.
A Lynnwood-based debt-collection company has been sued for compromising the names and the Social Security information of more than 3.7 million individuals in a data breach back in April 2021.
In July and August 2022, GovTech covered the public sector's growing interest in the metaverse, particularly in higher ed, plus we tracked how the government IT workforce has evolved over the last decade.
GovTech's top stories from May and June 2022 covered everything from smart infrastructure and cloud technologies to insidious cyberattacks and ambitious electric vehicle policies.
Attacks on state and local systems didn't let up in the last quarter of 2022, while governments nationwide prepared to keep the Nov. 8 elections secure and free from the influence of mis- and disinformation.
The potential vulnerabilities found in charging stations run the gamut, from skimming someone's credit card information, locking a charging station or a network of charging stations or hacking into the larger electrical grid.