Is an attack on emergency services just one call away?

Is an attack on emergency services just one call away?

A recent study revealed how easy it would be for bad actors to overload and disable infrastructure for the 911 emergency services in the United States.

Can open source and education save our electronic voting systems?

Can open source and education save our electronic voting systems?

The future of online voting will depend on the federal government’s ability to work with states to enact uniform standards for voting protocols that include a verifiable voting method voters can trust.

Smartcard-based full disk encryption for mobile workers

Smartcard-based full disk encryption for mobile workers

A new ID card reader promises to ease the process for authenticating and securing access for mobile users, making it easier to manage remote employees.

Road to threat information access still uphill for local communities

Road to threat information access still uphill for local officials

Fusion centers and local law enforcement communities still face challenges accessing decentralized databases and classified data.

Dropping the ball in IT security

Dropping the ball in IT security

Although USB “drop attacks” have served as a well-known hacker exploit, a recent study shows that the scheme remains effective even among security-aware populations.

ransomware

Officials urge vigilance as ransomware cases increase

At a ransomware workshop hosted by the Federal Trade Commission, panelists advised increased cyber hygiene, patching and backups.

data privacy

NIST privacy controls should be updated

Attendees at a privacy workshop agreed that the National Institute of Standards and Technology's privacy guidance needs improvement.

4 steps for improving cyber preparedness

4 steps for improving cyber preparedness

Because state and local governments collect and store vast amounts of personal data, they are prime targets for cyberattacks.

Securing cyber-physical systems

Securing cyber-physical systems

Defense of cyber-physical systems requires multidisciplinary collaboration to address their inherent vulnerabilities.

Key to effective breach prevention: privileged user governance

Key to effective breach prevention: privileged user governance

Agencies must manage and monitor their privileged accounts and users with access to sensitive data.

The hackable election?

The hackable election?

According to a new report, a hack targeting only a few systems in a swing state could be enough to alter the outcome of a national race.

Facial recognition tech nabs ID fraudsters

Facial recognition tech nabs ID fraudsters

Since the New York Department of Motor Vehicles upgraded its technology in January, the agency has opened 900 new investigations and made 100 arrests.

Topic Resources


More from 1105 Public Sector Media Group