Benjamin Freed

Benjamin Freed

Tech

Automated cyberthreat intelligence pilot reduced states' response times to minutes

by • 5 days ago

States that participated in the pilot cut the time needed to block malicious domains from three days to three minutes.

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Cybersecurity research group wants to certify 'smart city' devices

by • 1 month ago

The National Cybersecurity Center wants to help officials understand the vulnerabilities of the internet-connected devices that power smart-city programs.

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State CIOs' 2021 priorities reflect needs of the pandemic

by • 1 month ago

Cybersecurity leads for the eighth consecutive year, while digital government, broadband and workforce issues also ranked highly as the health crisis continues.

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Biden can help states modernize by restoring White House's 'power to convene'

by • 1 month ago

A former federal CTO hopes the new administration will take a greater interest in states' modernization and data efforts, starting with vaccine distribution.

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Will Congress ever fund state and local cybersecurity grants?

by • 1 month ago

A $400 million grant program sought by NASCIO members and others passed the House in 2020, but got stuck in the Senate. The advocacy will continue into 2021.

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Atlanta CIO Gary Brantley to step down

by • 2 months ago

Brantley was hired in September 2018 as the city was still climbing back from one of the worst ransomware attacks to hit a local government.

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