Baker-Polito Administration Announces New Program to Assist Municipalities in Bolstering Cyber ResiliencyThu, Oct 17, 2019
BOSTON — Today, Governor Charlie Baker announced a new program aimed at helping the Commonwealth’s 351 municipalities develop plans to bolster cybersecurity readiness or ‘cyber resiliency.’ The effort, backed by $300,000 in funding managed by the MassCyberCenter at the MassTech Collaborative, will support a series of statewide workshops that will provide municipalities with the tools to develop or review their cyber incident response plans and facilitate collaboration with neighboring communities.Read More
Massachusetts: A Hotbed for Healthcare CybersecurityMon, Oct 07, 2019
Ransomware attacks in healthcare are predicted to quintuple by 2021. Learn how the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is playing a leading role in protecting the healthcare sector and driving innovation in digital health, via this post from the Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative.Read More
Worcester Telegram & Gazette Highlights Municipal Cyber ResiliencyMon, Sep 23, 2019
The Worcester Telegram & Gazette recently interviewed MassCyberCenter director Stephanie Helm and municipal leaders across Central Mass. for Sunday cover story focused on municipal cybersecurity.Read More
CISA: Potential Hurricane Dorian Cyber ScamsThu, Sep 05, 2019
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released an announcement warning users to remain vigilant for malicious cyber activity targeting Hurricane Dorian disaster victims and potential donors.Read More
CISA, MS-ISAC, NGA & NASCIO Recommend Immediate Action to Safeguard Against Ransomware AttacksTue, Aug 13, 2019
Take the First Three Steps to Resilience Against Ransomware for State and Local PartnersRead More
Release: NGA to Partner with 7 States on Enhanced Cybersecurity StrategiesMon, Jul 01, 2019
Arkansas, Guam, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio and Washington to Focus on Collaborative Cybersecurity StrategiesRead More
Cybersecurity News Roundup: Spring 2019Thu, May 23, 2019
A recap of news and updates from the Commonwealth's world-class cybersecurity sector.Read More
State House News Covers Gov. Baker's Announcement of New MassCyberCenter DirectorTue, Oct 02, 2018 Read More
Baker-Polito Administration Announces Cybersecurity Leadership and New Awards to Boost Workforce DevelopmentThu, Sep 27, 2018
BOSTON – Governor Charlie Baker addressed the 2018 Massachusetts Cybersecurity Forum and announced new leadership for the MassCyberCenter, awards totaling $385,000 to support cyber workforce development, and a new public-private effort called ‘Cyber Resilient Massachusetts.’ The Forum convened over 200 top cybersecurity leaders from state government, the private sector and the state’s top research institutions.
Federal Government Releases National Cybersecurity StrategyWed, Sep 26, 2018
Last week, President Trump officially signed National Cyber Strategy, an announcement highlgihted by a post written on WhiteHouse.gov by Grant Schneider, the Federal Chief Information Security Officer and Senior Director for Cybersecurity Policy.
"The Israel-Massachusetts Cybersecurity Ecosystem Is Thriving"Thu, Apr 12, 2018
An April 2018 piece from Gil Press, a Forbes contributor, highlights a study from the Brandeis International Business School and 90West which shows the strong ties between the cybersecurity ecosystems in Massachusetts and Israel.