THE FUTURE OF Security

THE FUTURE OF Security

NOLA Has Mostly Recovered from December Cyberattack

New Orleans, La., City Hall has cleared thousands of city computers after last month’s cyberattack, but the public records system still has a few weeks before it will be fully recovered. The FBI is still investigating the attack’s source.

By Jessica Williams, The Times-Picayune  |  January 15, 2020
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Scammers Went Phishing in L.A. County, But Got No Bites

More than two dozen employees received an email in December containing malware, but county information technology staff detected and contained it before the exposure of any county resident data.

By Andrew Westrope, Government Technology  |  January 14, 2020
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Former California Utility Official Unworried by Cyberthreats

The former director of the California Independent System Operator, which oversees 80 percent of the state’s power system, says cyberthreats against the grid face a number of barriers to success.

By Rob Nikolewski, The San Diego Union-Tribune  |  January 14, 2020
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Facebook Targets ‘Deepfakes’ Before 2020 Election

While Facebook has announced a plan to ban most deepfake videos to stem misinformation campaigns related to the 2020 presidential election, not all manipulated media will be prevented under the policy.

By Jessica Schladebeck, New York Daily News  |  January 14, 2020
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Election Security, School Surveillance and Ransomware

This week, Governing’s Future of Security takes a look at the latest developments in election security, ransomware and the growing use of surveillance tools, such as facial recognition, inside of public schools.

By Tod Newcombe, Managing Editor  |  January 14, 2020
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