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San Diego City Council is planning to make major technology upgrades to increase public participation. The list includes an upgraded voting system, new video displays, and more.

Cybersecurity challenges aren’t slowing down. Government websites have been hacked and kicked offline by ransomware; dozens of United Nations servers were breached earlier this year. The extent of these attacks—how much data was stolen, how long the affected parties took to react—is not always immediately known. But one thing is certain: Malicious threat actors are out there in ever-increasing volume and they are targeting everyone, looking for easy access to sensitive data.

For families that are high-risk for COVID-19, Arizona’s rising case numbers are cause for concern. At the same time, some medical practices are reducing the availability of telehealth as soon as the end of June.

While COVID-19 has made continuity of public services more critical than ever, it has also made them more vulnerable. A few guidelines can help organizations prepare for and prevent ransomware incidents.

Facebook aims to improve the resources it provides American voters and will attempt to help more people register to vote ahead of the 2020 US election, according to a new op-ed by CEO Mark Zuckerberg published in USA Today on Tuesday evening.

Giving healthcare professionals the ability to help patients remotely can be a game-changer, from emergencies to rehab. But it requires a vision and a plan.

USDA officially kicked off round two of the ReConnect program, which will provide $550 million in loan and grant combinations to fund rural broadband expansion. The first round two award is granting more than $12.5 million for broadband services in rural Georgia.

The University of Texas at San Antonio is in talks with the Energy Department to establish a $70 million cybersecurity research institute, its mission to safeguard manufacturers who rely heavily on automation.

The bill, signed by the governor earlier this month, allows up to $5 million in annual spending from Florida's Turnpike Enterprise to help develop broadband infrastructure within or adjacent to multi-use corridors.

In addition to loss of life and economic costs, COVID-19 pandemic has also become a cottage industry for cyber-enabled fraud and other schemes.


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