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Baker-Polito Administration Announces New Program to Assist Municipalities in Bolstering Cyber Resiliency

Thu, 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.

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Massachusetts: A Hotbed for Healthcare Cybersecurity

Mon, 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.

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Worcester Telegram & Gazette Highlights Municipal Cyber Resiliency

Mon, 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.

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CISA: Potential Hurricane Dorian Cyber Scams

Thu, 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.

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CISA, MS-ISAC, NGA & NASCIO Recommend Immediate Action to Safeguard Against Ransomware Attacks

Tue, Aug 13, 2019

Take the First Three Steps to Resilience Against Ransomware for State and Local Partners

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Release: NGA to Partner with 7 States on Enhanced Cybersecurity Strategies

Mon, Jul 01, 2019

Arkansas, Guam, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio and Washington to Focus on Collaborative Cybersecurity Strategies

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Cybersecurity News Roundup: Spring 2019

Thu, May 23, 2019

A recap of news and updates from the Commonwealth's world-class cybersecurity sector. 

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State House News Covers Gov. Baker's Announcement of New MassCyberCenter Director

Tue, Oct 02, 2018

Navy Capt. Stephanie Helm named Massachusetts cybercenter director," ran in numerous Massachusetts publications, including the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Cybersecurity Leadership and New Awards to Boost Workforce Development

Thu, 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.

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Federal Government Releases National Cybersecurity Strategy

Wed, 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.

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"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.

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