A confluence of social and political pressures is making a comprehensive federal privacy law seem inevitable. The incoming Biden administration could help ensure legislation heads in the right direction.
By Lucas Ropek, Government Technology | January 18, 2021
The Austin-based software company at the center of the data breach that impacted hundreds of companies, including several government agencies, continues to find pieces of malware that may have led to the hack.
By Kara Carlson, Austin American-Statesman | January 15, 2021
An alleged hack of federal agencies by Russian operators could precipitate more widespread concern for supply chain cybersecurity — a silver lining to a scandal that continues to get bigger, uglier and more complicated.
By Lucas Ropek, Government Technology | December 23, 2020
Pasadena and Long Beach, Calif., police have been adamant that their license plate data would not be sent to ICE, but now records suggest that they are sending the info directly to Homeland Security Investigations.
By Suhauna Hussain and Johana Bhuiyan, Los Angeles Times | December 21, 2020
New records reveal that the New Orleans Police Department has been partnering with state police to use facial recognition software since, at least, 2018. The city did not admit use of the technology until last month.
By Matt Sledge, The Times-Picayune | December 16, 2020
Before COVID-19 swept the globe, experts were already predicting a disastrous year in cybersecurity. The pandemic offered hackers new attack vectors and proved governments must always be ready for the unexpected.
By Lucas Ropek, Government Technology | December 15, 2020