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For ransomware, feds need more rigorous comms, GAO says

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The Government Accountability Office issued a reminder to the federal agencies that help states and localities respond to ransomware.

GAO: Feds helpful on ransomware, could be more communicative

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The GAO gave federal agencies like CISA solid marks on incident response, but also found communications breakdowns, singling out the FBI.

Ransomware is 'straining' local government services, FBI says

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Ransomware continues to have "significant repercussions," and malicious actors' tactics are evolving, according to a bureau advisory.

Former Los Angeles utilities cybersecurity chief to plead guilty to lying to FBI

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Prosecutors say former Chief Cyber Risk Officer David F. Alexander lied about deals he made with an attorney contracted by the city.

In future elections, federal officials predict repeat of 2020 threats

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Officials from DHS, the FBI and the NSA told county IT officials that threats election security will linger, but there are steps to strengthening public trust.

An APT breached a local government using Fortinet vulnerability, FBI says

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APT actors have been exploiting Fortinet firewalls that haven't patched vulnerabilities that the company has previously disclosed, the FBI said.

Ohio CIO says pandemic prompted statewide cybersecurity push

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"It’s everyone’s, not just IT’s, burden to bear," Ervan Rodgers said during an online conference.

FBI will alert state election chiefs about attacks on local voting systems

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The bureau is modifying its policy of only informing local election officials and vendors about breaches, a change secretaries of state have asked for.

U.S. House bill would require feds to notify public of election hacking

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Two lawmakers from Florida say federal officials should be required to inform Congress, state and local authorities and the public if an election-related computer system is hacked.

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