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Cybersecurity

Federal CISO says there’s much feds ‘can learn from the states’

October 21, 2021

Via: StateScoop

One of the Biden administration’s top cybersecurity officials said Thursday that the federal government can glean many lessons from programs enacted at the state level, especially as the White House expands its attention on protecting computer networks and hardening critical […]


Cybersecurity

Cities employed new cybersecurity strategies during the pandemic

October 19, 2021

Via: StateScoop

Digital government “exploded” in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic, whether or not cities were prepared to flip themselves into offering online suite of services and information. But the massive surges in constituents seeking new services online — provided by city […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

Virginia plans to launch AI-as-a-service in 2022

October 19, 2021

Via: StateScoop

The Virginia Information Technology Agency will soon offer artificial intelligence and machine learning software as a service to its fellow agencies, enabling a new method for officials to detect fraud and optimize predictive analytics. Jonathan Ozovek, VITA’s chief operating officer, […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

TechTuesdays at Freshworks — Expert Guidance for AI Success in ITSM and ITOM

September 27, 2021

Via: CIO

Our recent study with IDG revealed artificial intelligence (AI) as a key area of focus in 2021 and beyond. To shed light on this trend we set up Season 2 of our TechTuesday series, inviting influencers in the ITSM and […]


IT Policy, Tech

Spending the federal cybersecurity budget: what’s next?

September 27, 2021

Via: FCW

In 2020, cyberattacks against the U.S. government organizations cost $18.88 billion in recovery costs and downtime. In an effort to drive down this cost and improve our cybersecurity posture, this year the federal government has announced a number of initiatives, […]


IT Policy, Tech

Chinese government declares all cryptocurrency transactions illegal

September 24, 2021

Via: ZDnet

China’s central bank reiterated its stance on cryptocurrency on Friday, releasing a memo that banned cryptocurrency transactions and made it illegal for overseas exchanges to provide services to people in China. “Virtual currency-related business activities are illegal financial activities,” the […]


Cybersecurity

We’re still making terrible choices with passwords, even though we know better

September 24, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Most people are still picking bad passwords and it’s probably because people are even more reliant on web services than ever. LastPass, a password management software vendor, found that many people still re-use passwords across accounts in a study looking […]


IT Policy, Tech

President Biden appoints AMD’s Lisa Su to Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

September 24, 2021

Via: TechSpot

In addition to Su, Nvidia chief scientist Dr. William Dally, Microsoft chief scientific officer Dr. Eric Horvitz, and Google Cloud chief information security officer Phil Venables are joining PCAST. The three chairs leading the council will be California Institute of […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

Microsoft’s Office 365 price increases: How to reduce the hit

September 23, 2021

Via: CIO

As the economy picks up, demand for many inputs is outstripping supply, driving up prices for things as diverse as construction materials, energy, food ingredients, and semiconductors. Soon, that list will include Office 365 subscriptions. You might not have heard […]


Cybersecurity

Ransomware victims panicked while FBI secretly held REvil decryption key

September 21, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

For three weeks during the REvil ransomeware attack this summer, the FBI secretly withheld the key that would have decrypted data and computers on up to 1,500 networks, including those run by hospitals, schools, and businesses. The FBI had penetrated […]