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Jan
28
2019

States Thwart Cyberthreats Farther from Their Targets

With advanced endpoint protection, states deploy AI to gain greater visibility into cyberattacks

Until recently, employees at Minnesota’s executive agencies were using dozens of different devices. Departments were choosing what to deploy on their own, buying laptops on clearance at big-box stores. When Minnesota CISO Aaron Call started with Minnesota IT Services more than four years ago, one of his first big initiatives was to simplify and modernize the device environment, an effort that included a fresh look at endpoint security tools

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Oct
19
2018

Cyber security experts emphasize internet safety during event at Capitol

Courtesy of KTVH News

HELENA – You might not think about securing your online identity every day, but Montana’s Office of Security Services does. This October, they’re offering up tips about internet security during National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

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Oct
2
2018

Governor Steve Bullock recognizes October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Maintaining the Security of Cyberspace is a Shared Responsibility

I am pleased to recognize October as "National Cyber Security Awareness Month" in the state of Montana. I commend the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO), and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) for their combined efforts in promoting cyber awareness through guidance for government and businesses. Their work in promoting innovation, strengthening cybersecurity investment and enhancing resilience across all sectors has...

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Sep
10
2018

Montana CIO Steps Up to the C-Suite

Tim Bottenfield on coming into the role of state CIO from an agency-level position, and how his past experience affects his future plans.

Tim Bottenfield is new to the role of state CIO as of July, but he’s no stranger to government IT, having spent the last seven years as chief information officer for Montana’s Department of Revenue (DOR). Previous work in data-rich forestry science as well as 25 years spent at Alabama’s Auburn University bring a fitting background to C-level tech, and Bottenfield plans to use that experience to drive efficiency and strengthen staff connections.

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Aug
3
2018

State, Local Agencies Widen Anti-Virus Tech to Scrutinize Behavior

By Theo Douglas, Government Technology

fficials at the state of Montana and in Charlotte, N.C., are diversifying their anti-virus solutions to include AI that will watch for anomalies in behavior to catch malware before it takes hold.

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