Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity concerns grow in hospitals across Maryland

Maryland hospitals are seeing an uptick in ransomware and other cybersecurity threats, mirroring a national trend, and a federal agency is investigating a dozen breaches among healthcare providers in the state. 

Facebook whistleblower testifies before members of the Senate

Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen fielded questions and shared insight into Facebook’s daily routines at the media giant.

New cybersecurity guidance coming to Maryland localities

Local governments and small organizations are asked under a new law to go to the state of Maryland for advice in improving their cybersecurity, particularly after a handful of ransomware attacks in the past few years.

Maryland to start Apple’s electronic credentials program

Maryland is one of eight states to adopt Apple’s new digital driver’s license program. This event is the result of 2019 state legislation for electronic credentials coming to fruition.

Legislation would stiffen penalties for ransomware attacks

Using ransomware to hold computers hostage would draw stiffer penalties under legislation — prompted in part by attacks on Maryland hospitals over the past few years — state lawmakers are considering.

Bill introduces criminal, civil penalties for ransomware

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — A bill that introduces steep penalties for the perpetrators of ransomware attacks, like the one that disabled the network of several Maryland hospitals last year, is making its way through the Maryland legislature. The bill defines ransomware…

Security experts question Maryland’s online ballot system

Easy access to driver’s license numbers, recent cyber crimes make Maryland’s new web-based ballot system vulnerable to hacking, some say.

Hogan Announces Commission to Improve Procurement System

Executive order, electronic tax returns among topics discussed at Maryland Board of Public Works meeting

Cybersecurity Council Is ‘Critical’ to the State, Says Google VP

“I can’t think of anything more critical to our future than figuring out how to secure ourselves in cyberspace,” Google Vice President Vinton Cerf told the Maryland Cybersecurity Council on Thursday.

Refund fraud on the rise: More Marylanders becoming victims of tax-ID theft

Tax fraud identity theft is on the rise in Maryland and across the country. For some, the crime is a nuisance. For others, it causes economic hardship.