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Some local governments pay ransoms because they need their data back quickly and might not have the expertise or resources to do it themselves. Others say they refuse to be extorted, and some municipalities wind up in the middle.
Websites in dozens of towns and counties voting on Super Tuesday have security weaknesses. Richmond, Va., still uses software from 2003.
Proven technologies like conversational artificial intelligence and virtual agents can boost customer experience in government agencies.
Researchers with the National Institute of Standards and Technology have evaluated the methods investigators use to access data on damaged or locked phones.
A test of the Smart City Interoperability Reference Architecture demonstrated that technology that any common operating picture technology must simple and operation-ready for responders to seriously consider it.
While Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has not aggressively addressed ransomware threats, the agency is reaching out to local governments, businesses and critical infrastructure managers about how to prepare and respond.
Combining datasets from disparate organizations can give responders a more detailed view of drug addiction and treatment, allowing for targeted assistance and the better allocation of resources.
When combined with education and regular backups, a security and incident management solution can help agencies defend against cyber attackers and expensive ransomware.
Voting system vulnerabilities have been the focus of election security discussions, but critical infrastructure attacks that prevent voters from getting to the polls could prove more effective.
A new study finds that risk assessment tools are significantly better than humans at interpreting the complexity and noisy data of the criminal justice system.
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