Cybersecurity bill aims to create a base level of defense for local agencies

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A new Maryland bill would ask the state’s Department of Information Technology to develop a baseline plan for localities within the state to help battle cyber attacks. Senate bill 120, introduced by Sen. Susan Lee, D-Montgomery, would…

Six things riders might like to know from Metro’s update to Congress

WASHINGTON – The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s recent update to Congress contained a half-dozen takeaways for commuters and visitors who ride the Metro rail system in the national capital region. Metro, which first began operations in 1976 and now…

Modern 9-1-1 system will increase state and local fees

Legislation that would increase state and local 9-1-1 fees in Maryland — part of the Next Generation 9-1-1 initiative that would allow faster communication with emergency responders via text, photos and videos — passed both the House and Senate this week.

Hogan aims to draw more K-12 girls, minorities to tech jobs

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday announced an initiative promoting computer science and technology education, emphasizing gender and minority equity in the STEM field.

Maryland’s mysterious Russian compound gathers dust, awaits its fate

CENTREVILLE, Maryland — The soccer field is still trimmed to perfection, but no Russians will be gracing the pitch anytime soon. Nor will they be staying in either of the two Georgian-style mansions or in any of the ten bungalows clustered on the 45-acre waterfront property.

Legislators consider improving Maryland election security after hearing with state voting board

Maryland legislators learned last week the state’s electronic balloting system may need better security measures to protect voters’ information and that the lawmakers must be the ones to add those protections.

Cybersecurity: New Council Meets to Discuss Cybersecurity Efforts

The Maryland Cybersecurity Council starts to develop their plan of attack to keep the state and its citizens safe from data breaches.

Cybersecurity council begins work to curb risks to utilities, agencies in Maryland

In its first meeting, the group, with stakeholders from the public and private sectors, outlined goals to minimize cyber risks.

Ruppersberger Ponders Senate Race, Stresses Bipartisan Approach

There may be a U.S. Senate campaign in Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger’s future. Then again, there may not.

Obama Authorizes Sanctions Against Cyberattackers

President Barack Obama issued an executive order Wednesday to combat “malicious cyber-enabled activities” from overseas by authorizing sanctions against individuals who pose a significant threat to the United States.

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