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Insurer paid $65,000 to help a city unlock ransomware in 2018. A second hack was more expensive.

by Tim Starks • 6 months ago

The city of Azusa didn't disclose a payment in one incident, insurance paid up and now it's a victim again.

Is Congress finally ready to pass meaningful ransomware legislation?

by Tim Starks • 9 months ago

As ransomware attacks afflict every part of the country, lawmakers might be feeling them in their congressional districts, too.

A researcher found zero-days in one city's software. Then he realized the problem could be bigger.

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 years ago

One penetration test shows why it's important to track down as many bugs as possible in important enterprise software.

In this election security drill, Massachusetts cops battle hackers to protect the vote

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 years ago

Police in Massachusetts gathered in mid-September to practice responding to cyberattacks from an adversary bent on disrupting the democratic process.

Pence urges states to accept federal help in securing elections

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 years ago

Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday delivered the most direct and high-profile appeal from the Trump administration to states to accept federal aid in securing election systems.

Improving cybersecurity visibility at state and local government agencies

by CyberScoop Staff • 4 years ago

Report highlights security gaps in state and local government networks as IT leaders manage an increasing diversity of computing assets.

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