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N.C. prisons skip dentist trips

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety this month is expanding a telehealth initiative to include oral care, connecting inmates with dentists virtually to see if they can be treated without needing an in-person visit. Terri Catlett, the department’s director of health care administration, told StateScoop that virtual medicine is a powerful triage tool that can save the state money — it reduces the time and costs of transporting inmates offsite — while improving service for the state's incarcerated population. Colin Wood reports.

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Unpaid in LA, Vice Society posts school data

The Vice Society ransomware gang on Saturday posted data stolen from the Los Angeles Unified School District in an attack last month. The leak came a day after the superintendent, Alberto Carvalho, said publicly that the district, the country’s second-biggest K-12 system, would not pay a ransom. The data trove posted on a Vice Society leak site runs upward of 500 gigabytes and appears to include large volumes of documents containing employees’ Social Security numbers, tax forms, financial records and other sensitive information, according to screenshots shared with StateScoop. Benjamin Freed has more.

Feds warn of election threats

Federal officials told reporters yesterday that next month's midterm elections face a "widening range and volume of domestic and international security threats," including state-backed operations, disinformation campaigns and ongoing threats of physical violence against poll workers and election administrators, the Wall Street Journal reported. “We are very, very intensely focused on election security,” DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said. Read more at the Wall Street Journal.


WATCH: Expanding network capabilities in Georgia 

Georgia Technical Authority Deputy Executive Director and CTO Dmitry Kagansky shares his insights on the state's broadband push throughout and their approach to improving coverage with newer technologies. “We want to make networking available to everyone in the state as a whole,” says Kagansky. He also highlights how zero trust will allow the state to expand its capabilities. Hear more from Kagansky.

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