A lot of what’s necessary to appropriately respond to a cyber incident should happen way in advance.
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The University of Arizona tested sewage for the presence of coronavirus and identified two students who tested positive but didn’t have any symptoms for the respiratory illness.
The average ransom demanded of a local government in a cyberattack grew from $30,000 to $380,000, according to one cybersecurity firm.
As states move away from fossil-fuel energy, they are going to need increased battery storage to meet clean energy goals.
The system used to track data from the flood insurance program lacks automation.
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is resuming pre-coronavirus application and renewal requirements for food stamps. Washington, D.C. created a mobile public benefits app that officials hope will make it easier for recipients to apply and meet eligibility requirements.
COMMENTARY | As retirement systems are a high-value target for cybercriminals, administrators need to implement security measures to bolster their cyber defenses.
Why millions of students still can’t get online.
The company’s announcement comes as destructive fires are burning in a number of western states.
"Social media platforms have repeatedly been used to organize large groups of people to engage in illegal activity," said Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
Las Vegas casinos, open for months now, are a likely hotbed for the spread of COVID-19. For many reasons, contact tracing has proved next to impossible as tourists return to homes across the U.S.
Using internet of things devices and open-source standards, developers and citizen scientists can help monitor earthquake activity, deliver alerts in moments of risk—and more.
Elections officials and vendors are moving forward with plans to roll out vulnerability disclosure programs to help detect problems before the presidential election.
The Election Integrity Partnership consists of university researchers and others. Local election officials are among those the partnership is hoping to assist in the weeks ahead.
Private-sector tech employees face growing anxiety and loneliness related to the coronavirus pandemic.
The social media giant must more aggressively enforce rules that it already has in place, they said.
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