Cloud & Infrastructure

Judiciary’s zero-trust foundation secures remote access

With two-factor authentication and a cloud native platform that secures users, apps and devices, the New Jersey Judiciary’s 10,000 employees can securely anywhere.

Cybersecurity

Strategy aims to secure grid and strengthen cyber resilience

Incorporating cyber technology early in the engineering process will help the energy industry reduce risk from foreign actors, according to a new report from the Department of Energy.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Don’t let the next software supply chain attack threaten your mainframe

The misconception that mainframes are inherently secure makes it easier for hackers to take advantage of this fallacy and gain access to a trove of sensitive public information, especially through seemingly benign software updates or downloads.

Cybersecurity

Paying ransoms can lead to repeated attacks

Organizations that give in to ransomware demands were frequently victims of subsequent attacks -- often by the same threat actors demanding higher payments, a recent report found.

Cybersecurity

How math and language can combine to map the globe and create strong passwords, using the power of 3 random words

The three random words that What3words generates for every 3-meter-by-3-meter square on Earth can also be used as a strong password.

Emerging Tech

How we describe the metaverse makes a difference – today’s words could shape tomorrow’s reality and who benefits from it

Defining the metaverse isn’t an empty intellectual exercise. It’s the conceptual work that will fundamentally shape design, policy, profit, community and the digital future.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Mayors endorse emerging technologies at annual conference

City leaders staked out positions related to drones, public safety, broadband, renewable energy, blockchain technology and more at their 90th annual conference.

Public Safety

Lawmaker questions community doorbell surveillance

Sen. Edward J. Markey wants more information on “invasive data collection and problematic engagement with police departments” of Amazon’s subsidiary, Ring.

Emerging Tech

Voxlens makes interactive data more accessible for screen readers

With one additional line of code, visualization designers can allow people who use screen readers to interact with charts and graphs.

Emerging Tech

Rampant ID theft targets pandemic benefits, watchdogs say

Cross-checking data and implementing validation methods for digital identity verification – like mobile driver's licenses – could help secure state systems, officials said.

Emerging Tech

What’s next for EV charging

Wireless charging can reduce EV drivers’ range anxiety without adding physical infrastructure for plug-in chargers.

Data & Analytics

Inconsistent data reporting thwarts crime analysis

Almost 40% of law enforcement agencies did not submit any data in 2021 to the FBI’s crime statistics collection program.

Data & Analytics

Satellites zoom in on cities’ hottest neighborhoods to help combat the urban heat island effect

Satellite and population data can help cities created detailed heat maps so they can prepare for and respond to risks associated with extreme heat, a top weather-related killer.

Emerging Tech

New Bluetooth upgrade could provide a big audio assist for government

A new technology called Auracast will give devices the ability to broadcast a signal that could be picked up and heard by an unlimited number of receivers.

Public Safety

Legislation sets penalties for drone misuse

The Drone Act of 2022 would set new federal penalties for drone operators who weaponize drones, disrupt emergency operations or use the technology to deliver contraband into prisons.

Cybersecurity

How to reframe the cybersecurity conversation for elected officials

Cybersecurity teams can use an emergency management framework to prepare elected officials to respond to and communicate about a cyber incident.

Cloud & Infrastructure

County to build fiber ring and data center for local governments

The Summit County Public Safety Fiber and Communications Network will serve 31 Ohio city, village and township governments and public safety agencies.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Cloud adopters are the ‘weak link’ in security

Threats are shifting from cloud providers to developers and users, according to a new report.

Data & Analytics

3 ways governments can regain citizens’ trust

Transparency, efficiency and accountability are the key ingredients to rebuilding confidence.

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