Ransomware

Texas Chief Information Officer Shares Lessons Learned from Ransomware Attack

The 23 municipalities hit in a July ransomware attack put themselves at risk by failing “to follow good cyber hygiene,” the state’s CIO said.

Protection from Ransomware Attacks Isn’t as Simple as Insurance

In the wake of high-profile ransomware attacks, local governments are looking to cyber insurance to mitigate risk. But not all policies are equal and merit close scrutiny, experts say.

The Dangers in Smart Cities

Smart cities make for a larger attack footprint, and more potentially devastating results from a breach or hack.

Coordinated Ransomware Attack in Texas Seen as Escalation From Prior Hacks

Twenty-three local governments were attacked over the weekend. The willingness of city governments to pay ransoms may be emboldening opportunistic hackers, security experts warn.

Three Steps Governments Can Take to Guard Against Ransomware Attacks

A federal cybersecurity agency and state government associations issued guidance Monday on protecting city, county and state governments from the growing threat of a ransomware attack.

NSA Deflects Blame for Baltimore Ransomware Attack

The city of Baltimore had more than two years to defend itself against the attack, and it’s officials’ fault they dropped the ball, according to NSA cyber chief Rob Joyce.

Romanian Woman Pleads Guilty to Hacking DC Cameras Ahead of Trump Inauguration

A second alleged conspirator is currently in a Romanian prison awaiting extradition.

After a Major Cyberattack, Does the Public Deserve an Explanation?

The ransomware that crippled Atlanta raises unanswered questions about how to communicate with citizens after a cyber-attack.

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4 Areas Where Cyber Law is Evolving

Internet-of-things devices, ransomware and insurance are raising questions about liability.

As Atlanta Recovers From Ransomware Attack, Georgia Looks to Boost Cyber Collaboration

The state will soon offer information security training local governments should consider to help avoid a crisis of Atlanta proportions.

Will the U.S. Ever Switch From Cyber Defense to Offense?

After another cyberattack on a U.S. city, it may be time to figure out a less passive response.

One of the Biggest and Most Boring Cyberattacks Against an American City Yet

A recent ransomware attack on Atlanta’s computer systems is disruptive, but so ordinary.