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THE FUTURE OF Security

THE FUTURE OF Security

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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Social Media Must Prepare for Post-Election Disinformation

There are 78 days between Election Day and Inauguration Day. Many officials expect that those 11 weeks will be rife with misinformation as election results could be delayed by the increase in mail-in ballots.

By Gopal Ratnam, CQ-Roll Call  |  July 9, 2020
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Black Lawmakers Call for Ban of Police Facial Recognition

Black Michigan Democrats have called for a ban on police use of identification technology because of its disproportionate misidentification of people of color. The legislation is part of a larger police reform bill.

By Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press  |  July 8, 2020
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COVID-19 Continues to Discourage Payments with Cash

As shoppers stay home and the CDC encourages the use of touchless transactions, the amount of cashless payments has seen a steady increase. Some think this could be permanent while others expect a bounceback post pandemic.

By Andrew Maykuth, The Philadelphia Inquirer  |  July 7, 2020
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Body Cameras Offer Assurance for More Than Just Police

Though body cameras are most commonly associated with police, they have now extended into other industries for worker accountability. Body cams are now being used for product tracking, de-escalation and home security.

By Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times  |  July 6, 2020
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COVID-19, Protests and Elections Increase Misinformation

Many believe that COVID-19, the protests over racial inequity and the upcoming election have increased opportunity for misinformation. Users will have to be especially critical of what they see online.

By Sandi Doughton, The Seattle Times  |  July 6, 2020
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Maine Cyberattack Reveals Security and Privacy Issues

A hack against the Maine Information and Analysis Center revealed personal information about crime victims and suspects, but also raised concerns about the information being collected by the agency.

By Erin Rhoda, Bangor Daily News  |  July 3, 2020
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