Benjamin Freed

Benjamin Freed

Training

New York launches IT 'SWAT teams' to aid pandemic response

by • 2 weeks ago

The state is recruiting private-sector and education technologists to help with the IT workload created by the health crisis. Microsoft and Google have already volunteered.

Training

Digital medical licenses could help doctors practice across state lines

by • 2 weeks ago

A company that digitizes professional licenses is offering states access to its software to validate medical licenses as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

Culture

Coronavirus tests states' cybersecurity, IT supply chains

by • 3 weeks ago

With governors around the country ordering their workforces to perform duties remotely, CIOs face new logistical problems.

Training

CIOs face challenges if coronavirus forces government to go remote

by • 4 weeks ago

While telework is easier than ever, government's IT systems could be tested as workers are being ordered to work remotely amid fears of the new coronavirus.

Culture

For better election security, get to know the IT people

by • 1 month ago

Speakers at a conference for county officials ran down numerous technical details worth noting, but the human element, they said, preceded most of them.

Culture

Baltimore worker stole funds during cyberattack, city watchdog says

by • 3 months ago

A city sanitation worker embezzled as much as $455 by shredding tickets that had to be handwritten when a ransomware attack disabled electronic payments.

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