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Building a 'whole-of-state' cyber strategy

In a new commentary for StateScoop, former NSA Director Keith Alexander and former North Carolina Chief Risk Officer Maria Thompson lay out a strategy governments can follow to build a "whole-of-state" approach on cybersecurity, braking down silos between agencies and enabling real-time, cross-jurisdictional collaboration that improves the posture of all parties. Cyberattacks know no boundaries. So why should cybersecurity? The greatest reward of the whole-of-state approach is broader, sharper visibility of the threat landscape, Alexander and Thompson write. Read the column.

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Immigration advocacy groups sue LexisNexis in Illinois for selling data to ICE

The data analytics company LexisNexis Risk Solutions was accused Tuesday of violating a range of Illinois state laws, according to a lawsuit filed in a Chicago court by three immigration advocacy groups. The suit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court alleges that LexisNexis violated the privacy and consumer protection rights of Illinois residents by selling their personal data to corporations, law enforcement and government agencies — including U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Lindsay McKenzie reports.

Voting Village takes on election conspiracies and disinformation

DEF CON's Voting Village made headlines for giving hackers access to voting machines and putting election vulnerabilities on full display when it first launched in 2017. But in the era of the “Big Lie,” the unfounded theory of election rigging in 2020, the village has another — and possibly more challenging — mission, CyberScoop's AJ Vicens reports. “Today, the main thing is still the same — tell what are the real vulnerabilities — but fight against conspiracy theories, misinformation, claims of hacks that didn’t happen, claims of weirdness that didn’t happen,” said Harri Hursti, the co-founder of the Voting Village and a pioneer election security researcher. AJ reports from Las Vegas.


Oklahoma CISO discusses security and single identity strategies for citizen services

Matt Singleton praises Oklahoma’s foresight into supply chain security and identity measures that are helping the state stay ahead of modern threats. While they are not there yet, Singleton says Oklahoma is laying the groundwork for single identity across citizen services. Watch more from Singleton. 

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