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New vendor research reinforces the notion that COVID-19 is giving hackers an edge. After a brief dip in successful attacks on public entities at the beginning of the pandemic, attacks appear to be increasing and evolving.

As colleges and universities strive to protect their campuses from COVID-19, they must also pay attention to cyberattacks that target sensitive data, a cybersecurity expert warns.

A telehealth researcher explains how to get the most out of remote health care.

In recent weeks, House appropriators have approved hundreds of billions of dollars in government funding for fiscal 2021, culminating in the Appropriations Committee’s July 15 approval of legislation that would provide nearly $51 billion for the Homeland Security Department.

Iowa will make $50 million in federal CARES Act funding available for broadband internet expansion, Gov. Kim Reynolds said in a tweet Wednesday afternoon. Internet service providers have until Aug. 5 to apply for funding to expand broadband service to underserved parts of the state.

Hundreds of billions of dollars in tech spending was approved by the House Appropriations Committee. Twelve bills focus on boosting homeland security, election security, rural broadband and other issues.

Chilton County, Ala., officials say that they hope to reopen a pair of governmental office services during the week to come after a nearly two-week closure that was caused by a ransomware attack.

With people understandably not wanting to leave their homes, telemedicine has surged as a way for patients to seek medical advice without stepping outside. Telehealth had already been seeing growing demand, and many in the healthcare industry tell Engadget that if there's a silver lining in the coronavirus pandemic, it’s that it significantly accelerated that trend.

Makevich, a senior citizen, is enrolled in a program for digital literacy for low-income elders. Seniors are most affected by COVID-19 and through a program by Community Tech Network they are assisted with training, internet connection and a tablet.

If county commissioners approve the change this month, the 911 system upgrade could be installed by November. But officials expect that the new feature would not be ready for public use until mid-spring.


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