Benjamin Freed

Managing Editor

Benjamin Freed is the managing editor of StateScoop and EdScoop, covering cybersecurity issues affecting state and local governments across the country. He has written extensively about ransomware, election security, and the federal government's role in assisting states, localities and higher education institutions with information security.

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TikTok wants to promote cybersecurity education

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The social-media company is supporting an effort by the National Cyber Security Alliance to encourage college students to cybersecurity careers.

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Want to fix unemployment systems? Try the Domino's model

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A claims tracker modeled on the pizza chain's delivery updates is one way states responded to their pandemic unemployment surges, according to a guidebook from New America.

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There's more to legacy tech than age, outgoing L.A. County CIO says

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Bill Kehoe, who's been nominated to be CIO for the State of Washington, said L.A. County's cloud migrations were helpful during the COVID-19 response.

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Ohio's new CIO sets goals for post-pandemic IT

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In an interview, Katrina Flory, who was named statewide CIO June 10, said she's looking forward to a continued expansion of digital services.

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MS-ISAC members get access to other industries' cyber intel

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Members of the cybersecurity group for state and local agencies can access a Deloitte website that collects threat intelligence for a variety of sectors, the consulting firm said.

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Florida budget adds $37 million in cybersecurity spending

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The state's new budget follows recommendations issued earlier this year by a 15-member task force.

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