Cybersecurity

Cyber ranges bolster IoT security

With hands-on training, state and local governments can better address the vulnerabilities of internet-connected devices.

Cybersecurity

Demand for rapid cyber improvements drives agencies’ 2023 plans

Despite challenges from budget cycles, regulations and outdated procurement processes, state and local government agencies urgently need cyber solutions that improve operations and cut costs, a recent report says.

Cybersecurity

The federal government is moving on memory safety for cybersecurity

The issue of how coding languages might support software developers’ management of memory has recently gotten attention from the National Security Council, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and Congress.

Cybersecurity

Governors' TikTok bans make sense, cybersecurity experts say

TikTok's connection to Chinese government and the app's ability to closely track user data makes the social media platform a genuine cybersecurity concern, experts say.

Cybersecurity

Solving the puzzle of shadow IT

Solutions that provide visibility and control over IT assets and data can help agencies secure their blind spots.

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Local cyber budgets growing but still inadequate, survey finds

With cyber insurance premiums also rising dramatically, half of municipal governments may be without adequate coverage, one expert says.

Cybersecurity

NIST unveils draft update of identity proofing tech guidance 

The science and technology standards agency debuted new guidelines for its policy on identity verification technology, including the testing requirements for facial recognition applications and draft policies for other tools.

Cybersecurity

U.S. Senate votes to bar TikTok from government devices as state bans multiply

The states that have announced bans in the past two weeks include Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Maryland, New Hampshire and Tennessee. 

Cybersecurity

Agencies face interoperability challenges with zero trust, GAO says

Because there is no single zero-trust solution, agencies must integrate new and existing solutions, a challenge for those with large investments in traditional technologies, the watchdog agency said.

Cybersecurity

Lawmakers intro bill to ban TikTok in U.S.

TikTok poses a national security threat, according to lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle.

Cybersecurity

The ‘killer app’ for identification

Few methods of verifying identity are as accurate and secure as biometrics that match a fingerprint, an iris or a face.

Cybersecurity

Expect even more fraud, waste and abuse

State and local government employees say that they expect fraud to increase, and they would like to spend more time preventing than investigating it, a new survey found.

Cybersecurity

Darknet markets generate millions in revenue selling stolen personal data, supply chain study finds

The darknet market supply chain connects hackers, wholesalers and consumers of stolen data.

Cybersecurity

Gov. Greg Abbott bans TikTok on state phones and computers, citing cybersecurity risks

Following the lead of several other states, Texas' governor banned the social media platform from government-issued equipment and called for a plan to address TikTok's use on employees' personal devices.

Cybersecurity

More states move to ban TikTok from government devices

Maryland joined South Dakota in announcing a ban on state employees or agencies from using the app on government-issued devices, while South Carolina asked for it to be blocked.

Cybersecurity

Local governments make common cyber mistakes, auditor finds

A Missouri state auditor identified key problem areas and solutions that local governments must address to protect against cyber threats.

Cybersecurity

Ohio to offer CMMC cyber coaching

The state is looking to help local contractors comply with Defense Department cyber standards – an effort which could have knock-on effects for state and local government contracting in Ohio.

Cybersecurity

Chinese drones could expose state, local governments

Amid the uncertainty surrounding drones’ cybersecurity, a new program vets drones to ensure they meet rigorous security requirements.

Cybersecurity

State bans TikTok from government devices

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem signed an executive order banning state employees or agencies from downloading or using the app on work-issued devices.

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