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

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 year ago

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

Improving cybersecurity visibility at state and local government agencies

by CyberScoop Staff • 2 years ago

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

House committee dings DHS's cyber intelligence for fusion centers

by Shaun Waterman • 2 years ago

Fusion centers aren't getting information from NPPD, are caught dealing with over-classified info, and struggle to find people with clearances who can access the information they do get.

Cybercriminals hijacked a government server to send sophisticated malware to U.S. companies

by Chris Bing • 2 years ago

The technical findings connect a known advanced persistent threat group, codenamed FIN7 by U.S. cybersecurity firm FireEye, to a sophisticated intrusion technique that was detected in a recent wave of spoofed emails that mimicked the SEC's domain.

Election officials criticize Harvard study of voter registration vulnerabilities

by Shaun Waterman • 2 years ago

Election officials are pushing back against a new Harvard study saying hackers could disenfranchise Americans by exploiting vulnerabilities in online voter registration systems.

Pro-ISIS script kiddies hit Ohio state websites

by Shaun Waterman • 2 years ago

Several state government websites were defaced over the weekend in a rash of hacking activity claimed by Algeria-based pro-ISIS hacktivists.

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