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THE FUTURE OF Security

THE FUTURE OF Security

Are Governments Prepared if Cyber Attacks Get Worse?

In the past 90 days, the world has witnessed a serious escalation in cyberattacks. Some experts are still predicting that the worst is yet to come. Are we prepared?

By Dan Lohrmann, Government Technology  |  March 23, 2021
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Contact Tracing Apps Balance Privacy With Effectiveness

States have spent millions of dollars to create COVID-19 contact tracing apps to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. However, developers worked to ensure user privacy, which may make the apps’ data less effective.

By Lindsey Van Ness, Stateline.org  |  March 22, 2021
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How Will Cybersecurity Change in Response to Mass Attacks?

Following the high-profile cyber attacks involving Microsoft and SolarWinds, government agencies are taking a closer look at the risks posed by third-party vendors and how they respond to incidents like these.

By Julia Edinger, Government Technology  |  March 22, 2021
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Oklahoma Votes to Outlaw Ransomware as Threats Grow

State lawmakers unanimously passed an anti-ransomware bill, outlawing a type of cyber attack that cost computer users at least $1 billion in 2019. But investigating and prosecuting the hackers may prove difficult.

By Dale Denwalt, The Oklahoman  |  March 19, 2021
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Unemployment Fraud Hurts Even Those With Jobs

In Florida, billions of dollars have been stolen by fraudsters filing for unemployment claims under a stolen identity, sometimes using names of individuals who are still working. The solution is better cybersecurity protection.

By David Lyons, South Florida Sun Sentinel  |  March 19, 2021
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Enid Police Department Sees Benefits in Surveillance Cameras

The Oklahoma city believes that surveillance cameras, such as Amazon’s Ring, help make communities safer by deterring crime and helping to identify suspects. The police department has partnered with Ring since May 2019.

By Kelci McKendrick, Enid News & Eagle  |  March 15, 2021
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Completed Surveillance Plane Waits Constitutionality Verdict

The ACLU challenged Baltimore’s use of an aerial crime surveillance plane, claiming the surveillance program infringes on privacy rights. Supporters merely say the technology is controversial, not unconstitutional.

By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun  |  March 9, 2021
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Misinformation, Disinformation and What Government Can Do About Them

Government organizations should proactively support and lead with good cybersecurity practices, and they can help the public by spreading the word about how to spot dangerous lies.

By Mark Weatherford, Cybersecurity Columnist  |  March 9, 2021
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Why Do Chief Security Officers Have Such High Job Turnover?

In both public and private organizations, chief information security officers have shorter tenures than CIOs. Why do cybersecurity heads so quickly leave jobs — or get forced out?

By Dan Lohrmann, Government Technology  |  March 9, 2021
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ACLU Warns of Surveillance Network Bias Against Minorities

York, Pa., officials are looking to implement a video surveillance network to help bring down crime rates, but critics argue the technology would negatively impact minority communities.

By Logan Hullinger, The York Dispatch  |  March 5, 2021
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Worcester Police Backed AI Program Before City’s Approval

The Massachusetts city’s police department agreed to using ShotSpotter, a predictive policing program, weeks before it was discussed by the City Council, which still hasn’t decided on implementing the software tool.

By Michael Bonner, masslive.com  |  March 4, 2021
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