Cybersecurity

How XDR can identify and fill the cracks in state and local government’s cybersecurity posture

By enabling security solutions to do what they’re intended to do—identify threats—extended detection response better equips security personnel to analyze these identified vulnerabilities and respond to inbound threats.

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New DOJ guidance on key hacking law creates carve out for security researchers

Nearly a decade after the death of open-access advocate Aaron Schwartz, his legacy is still playing out in cybersecurity policy.

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Legislation promoting cyber collaboration between DHS and states awaits Biden signature

The legislation would improve information sharing between federal cybersecurity authorities and state and local governments.

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Ransomware attacks on hospitals put patients at risk

The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vt., was hit by a massive ransomware attack during the COVID-19 pandemic. A growing number of health care systems have faced cyberattacks.

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Personal information of 1.8 million Texans with Department of Insurance claims was exposed for years, audit says

The personal data was accessible to the public because of a glitch in the code of the department’s web application.

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Building a solid foundation for digital identity

Standardization and guidance on identity federation -- a reciprocal, trusted way to authenticate and share information about users – is essential for building a digital identity ecosystem.

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Maryland ramps up cybersecurity

Gov. Larry Hogan signed three bills to improve cyber coordination and preparedness among state and local agencies.

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The plan to secure open source software

The open source community outlined key initiatives that can immediately address goals for hardening the software supply chain.

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The front lines of government cybersecurity defense

Because employees can be an agency's weakest link or strongest cyber advocate, repeated emphasis on cyber risks and mitigation practices helps build a culture of cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity

ICE's 'surveillance dragnet' built with DMV photos, report says

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has used facial recognition to search through the driver's license photos of one in three adults in the U.S., according to a new report by Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy and Technology.

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Managed service contracts deserve extra cyber scrutiny, intel agencies advise

A joint advisory from CISA, domestic partners and counterpart agencies in the Five Eyes intelligence alliance warns of a heightened threat to managed service providers and their customers.

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Survey: 93% of Americans fear cyber warfare against U.S.

A consumer survey suggests Americans are taking some steps to prepare for possible cyber warfare.

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Idaho maps out cybersecurity strategy

Successful defense against cybersecurity threats will require more resources, partnerships and meaningful information-sharing between public and private sector organizations, a new report says.

Cybersecurity

Cryptocurrency hype spawns email attacks, FBI says

An increasing number of recent business email compromise complaints involve the use of cryptocurrency, according to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center.

Cybersecurity

EV infrastructure vulnerabilities put cars, the grid at risk

Hackers that target electric vehicle infrastructure can lock drivers out of their vehicles, steal payment information and even compromise electrical grids.

Cybersecurity

How lightweight encryption can protect critical infrastructure for smart cities

Municipalities depend on a growing number of connected devices and data streams. How are you safeguarding the data that traverses those networks?

Cybersecurity

Phishing threats attempt to hook new government victims

While the government is focused on the dangers of ransomware, phishing campaigns can circumvent the usual protections placed on its networks.

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City, state cybersecurity programs follow Washington’s lead

Federal actions like the executive order on cybersecurity or CISA’s Shield Up warning can help reinforce state and local cybersecurity efforts.

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity and supply chain essential for building tomorrow’s digital infrastructure

Investing in solution providers that can operate in a multivendor environment not only allows states and regions to select the combination of products and solutions that best fit their unique needs and budgets, but it also ensures they have more options to choose from in the face of supply chain issues.

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