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THE FUTURE OF Security

THE FUTURE OF Security

Kentucky Officials Slow to Respond to System Data Breach

The fired former director of the unemployment office told lawmakers officials did nothing about a data breach that allowed some people who logged onto the system to see other people’s sensitive information for at least a day.

By Daniel Desrochers, Lexington Herald-Leader  |  July 31, 2020
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Cybercriminals Gain a Hacking Edge on Government and Higher Ed

The week in cybersecurity includes news about a surge in COVID-related hacking attacks on government and colleges and how facial recognition technology is losing ground as demands rise for police reform.

By Tod Newcombe, Managing Editor  |  July 28, 2020
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200 Police Department Fusion Centers Hacked in June

The police did not divulge the loss of 269 gigabytes worth of information taken from a consortium of intelligence gathering centers. Many are wondering what this says about the cybersecurity of law enforcement data.

By Dave Lieber, The Dallas Morning News  |  July 24, 2020
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Facial Recognition Moratorium Awaits Gov. Cuomo’s Signature

A bill that will temporarily ban facial recognition in New York state public schools just needs a signature from the governor. The bill comes a year after the Lockport School District proposed using the technology.

By Connor Hoffman, Lockport Union-Sun & Journal  |  July 23, 2020
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Chicago Police Want Cameras to Quell Increased Shootings

There have been 61 expressway shootings so far this year, compared to 52 for all of 2019. Police want to install cameras and license plate scanners to better track suspects, but many are concerned about privacy.

By Kelli Smith, Chicago Tribune  |  July 23, 2020
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Pandemic Reveals Inefficiencies with Patient Data Sharing

The pandemic has exacerbated the inefficiencies health-care specialists experience when it comes to sharing patient data. For many, a doctor can only treat a patient properly if they have access to all the patient’s information.

By Jon O'Connell, The Times-Tribune  |  July 22, 2020
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How Your Local Election Clerk Is Fighting Global Disinformation

Election officials must work to combat the spread of disinformation ahead of the 2020 elections. Some are working to combat individual incorrect tweets, while others are turning to statewide emails or YouTube ads.

By Matt Vasilogambros, Stateline.org  |  July 21, 2020
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Pandemic Acts as Trial Run for Many Emerging Technologies

In the face of COVID-19, government agencies looked to drones, thermal sensing and other sometimes controversial tech to help track and trace the virus and maintain public health. Will a newfound open-mindedness last?

By Government Technology  |  July 21, 2020
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Disinformation Fanned Chaos During Recent Protests: Report

A recent torrent of disinformation seems to have inflamed some of the civil unrest inspired by the police killing of George Floyd. Much of the disinformation was "anti-government" in nature, a new report suggests.

By Lucas Ropek, Government Technology  |  July 17, 2020
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Crisis Response Initiative

Communicate; Make a Decision; Communicate

Coordination and consistency are key in getting the message out to citizens in times of crisis.

By GovTech  |  July 14, 2020
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The Misguided Search for Cybersecurity’s Purple Unicorn

In looking for a new chief information security officer, it's tempting to generate a long list of professional qualifications. But these days, technical expertise isn't what the job is really about.

By Mark Weatherford, Cybersecurity Columnist  |  July 14, 2020
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