Benjamin Freed

Benjamin Freed

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Florida budget adds $37 million in cybersecurity spending

by • 1 week ago

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

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Money's great, but it's not everything, state CISOs say

by • 2 weeks ago

Federal aid is welcome, but organizations need to be mindful of their maturity levels, the CISOs of Illinois and Washington said during an online event.

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IBM names recipients of K-12 cybersecurity grants

by • 2 weeks ago

Six school districts around the country will receive $500,000 in services from the computing giant to help defend themselves against threats like ransomware.

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Pandemic was a 'tipping point' for government modernization

by • 2 weeks ago

A new report from Deloitte found that COVID-19 pushed many agencies from "doing digital" to "becoming digital." Now the challenge is to make it last.

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Diversity in cyber is 'knowing we’re going to be better,' state and local officials say

by • 4 weeks ago

Four Black cybersecurity officials speaking at the RSA Conference discussed the importance of of having diverse workforces in government.

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House members propose $500 million in state and local cyber grants

by • 1 month ago

"A dedicated cybersecurity grant program is long overdue," said NASCIO, which has lobbied for more federal support to fight threats like ransomware.

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