As CIO role evolves, cybersecurity policy becomes more important than ever – StateScoop (registration)

Mississippi Chief Information Officer Craig Orgeron​ says as CIOs add services to their catalogs, there’s a growing need for comprehensive cybersecurity policies. Mississippi Chief Information Officer Craig Orgeron​ (StateScoop) As states increasingly look to contract out IT services, Mississippi CIO Craig Orgeron said technology shops must institute strong cybersecurity policies to manage the risk that comes along with that. At…

22 states opt-in to FirstNet

22 states opt-in to FirstNet By Mark Rockwell Oct 02, 2017 So far, 22 U.S. states and two territories have said they will participate in the FirstNet national broadband wireless public safety network. Final decisions are due from the 56 U.S. states and territories eligible to use the network by Dec. 28. Those who choose…

What is Business E-mail Compromise? How It Works, Best Practices, and More

Learn about business e-mail compromise attacks in Data Protection 101, our series on the fundamentals of information security. Definition of Business E-mail Compromise Business e-mail compromise (BEC) is when an attacker hacks into a corporate e-mail account and impersonates the real owner to defraud the company, its customers, partners, and/or employees into sending money or…