Long Beach Utilities Department CIO Paula Crowell was set to take over as Santa Monica’s CIO Dec. 18, but the far-reaching impacts of a November cyber attack prompted her to reconsider the transition.
Some city data was accessed during a cyber incident this month, Long Beach officials announced, though the exact nature and amount of the compromised information is still under investigation.
Long Beach, Calif., continues to grapple with a Nov. 14 network security incident. It declared a local emergency on Nov. 17 and on Nov. 22 announced the restoration of a few services.
The City Council will meet at noon today to decide whether to ratify the city manager’s push for emergency powers to help the city respond to a cyber incident that struck its systems Tuesday.
The city of Long Beach has released a new tool for the police department to help connect at-risk individuals with resources to keep them from becoming unnecessarily involved within the criminal justice system.
Some Long Beach residents are struggling to thrive in the digital age without proper tech training, an issue city officials are looking to address with the newly launched Smart City Initiative, officials have announced.