Tech & Data

Cybercriminals Use Pandemic to Attack Schools and Colleges

COMMENTARY | Almost 1,700 schools and colleges were hacked in 2020. Ignoring threats to cybersecurity now can be quite costly in the future.

Artificial Intelligence, Automation Aren’t Killing Labor Market, Report Says

Such technology aren't making it more likely for workers to lose jobs in major 10 industries, the authors found.

The Unemployment Insurance System Is Set to Get a Tech Makeover — but It Needs Much More, the Biden Administration Says

The Labor Department has launched an overhaul of the technology that runs the unemployment insurance system, which was overwhelmed by claims and plagued by fraud during the pandemic. But the agency says Congress must act to fix deeper problems.

3 Essential Steps in Implementing a Comprehensive User Monitoring Program

Governments must "never trust, always verify" and assume "anyone on the network is potentially hostile or capable of triggering a breach."

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Eliminate Manual Processes Route and Approve Invoices from Anywhere

Today’s finance teams carry a heavy burden, supporting everything from growth strategies to long-term planning – all while continuously delivering monthly and quarterly numbers and keeping cash flowing. But even as demands on finance departments grow, many still spend excessive time using paper, spreadsheets, and e-mails to process vendor invoices, approvals, and payments.

Report: Hackers Shift from Malware to Less Detectable Credential Hijacking

A cybersecurity firm tracked record levels of cyber intrusion activity over the past year, with attacks coming three times faster.

Tech Officials Urge States to Go Further Embracing Analytics

State CIOs are discovering new analytics applications for putting citizens first and improving outcomes, according to a new government association report.

5 Steps to Protecting Government Data Repositories in the Cloud

COMMENTARY | From ransomware to exfiltration, cybersecurity attacks are targeting sensitive government data. Here’s a reliable approach to protecting mission-critical information.

Most Organizations Embrace Hybrid Cloud, Report Shows

In a survey of U.S. and U.K. IT decision makers, three out of four reported onboarding a new cloud provider during 2020.

Amazon to Hire for More Than 40,000 Corporate and Tech Jobs Across US

Many positions will be in Seattle and northern Virginia, but the company is looking to recruit in other regions as well.

Inside Pacific Northwest National Lab’s 5G Innovation Studio

Federal officials are exploring what the next generation of wireless capabilities has to offer.

Behind Detroit’s Homegrown Campaign to Close the Digital Divide

To educate residents about the FCC’s broadband subsidy program, the city launched a hotline and a marketing campaign with TV ads featuring the city’s distinct neighborhoods and flyers to hand out at churches.

Expired Driver’s Licenses Open Lane for Cybercriminals

Fraudsters send out texts or emails falsely warning that the target’s license needs to be updated, is missing information or is expiring.

The Most Racially Diverse States

While the white population still is the largest racial group in most states, many places are much less white and many more people identify as multiracial, according to 2020 U.S. Census data.

White House Effort to Focus on Advancing Cybersecurity Talent

Commitments are also expected from the public and private sectors for improving the security of foundational technology.

Cybercriminals Strike Another Hospital System

Hackers struck Memorial Health System, which operates facilities in Ohio and West Virginia.

An Income Gap That Goes Beyond Wages

New research shows how earnings from assets like stocks and real estate have become increasingly uneven across the U.S.

Demography Is Not Destiny

COMMENTARY | New numbers provide a reminder of the fluidity of American identity.

Poll Highlights Deep Divides Over Increased Attention on Racism, History of Slavery

About 50% of U.S. adults say increased attention to these topics is a "good thing for society," but that belief is not held evenly across political parties and racial and ethnic groups, according to the Pew Research Center.

Tech Company Makes Case to Run a Local Government

A Nevada commission is studying the concept. But an executive a cryptocurrency firm says its plans for an "innovation zone" won't work inside an existing county.

Every State Grew More Diverse, Census Shows

Washington state saw the biggest shift, where the white population share dropped from 73% to 64%. Even in North Dakota, Black residents increased from 2% to 4% of the population.