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Digital services for domestic-violence survivors

In response to rising rates of domestic violence during the pandemic, New York State officials this month announced new funding for programs to support housing and violence-prevention programs, along with a public-awareness campaign that highlights the role that technology can play both in preventing and enabling abuse and harassment between partners. Gov. Kathy Hochul last week said the state will spend $6.5 million in new funding for dozens of organizations providing services to domestic-violence survivors. Colin Wood reports.

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Internet of garbage

Government officials in Miami on Wednesday announced a new pilot project that will add artificial intelligence-powered cameras to the city’s trash collection. Over the next 60 days, the city’s solid waste division will install AI-powered, cloud-connected cameras in 40 dumpsters around government buildings to track how often the dumpsters fill up and what’s in them, all in the name of reducing carbon emissions and waste-management costs. “This wasn’t something we were specifically looking for because we didn’t know the technology existed," said Ken Russell a Miami city commissioner. Ryan Johnston has details.

Meet FIN12

A Russian-speaking ransomware gang in recent months has aggressively targeted North American organizations with more than $300 million in revenue, with a ruthless focus on the health care sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new findings from threat analysis firm Mandiant. The group, which Mandiant calls FIN12, has been busy, accounting for 20% of the ransomware incidents that Mandiant has responded to over the past year, CyberScoop's Tim Starks reports. Read more on CyberScoop.


How states can build a defense-in-depth cybersecurity strategy

In an exclusive StateScoop interview, Josh Moulin, senior vice president at CIS discusses key partnerships and federally funded programs states can lean on to modernize their security posture. Hear more from Moulin.

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