8 Ways for States to Prepare for the Cybersecurity Grant Program

The Center for Internet Security (CIS) recently released a document to help states prepare for the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The Multi State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) at CIS released the document 8 Ways to Prepare for the State Cybersecurity Grant Funding Opportunity. While states await the notice of funding, the paper offers the steps to take now to ensure states receive the needed funds from the program. Hear the author explain how MS—ISAC can help state government with cybersecurity on the NASCIO Voices podcast from July 12.

Wash. Medical Commission’s Research on Clinicians with Subsequent Disciplinary Actions

The Journal of Medical Regulation interviews Jimi Bush of the Washington Medical Commission about her JMR article, An Evaluation of Clinicians with Subsequent Disciplinary Actions: Washington Medical Commission. Jimi Bush serves as the Director for Quality and Engagement at the Washington Medical Commission. “We took on this research almost as an exploratory mission to see if we could be doing anything better as a regulator,” explains Bush. Listen to Bush’s research conclusions on the June 20 JMR podcast, An Evaluation of Clinicians with Subsequent Disciplinary Actions: Washington Medical Commission.

Calif. DOJ Data Portal Still Down After Breach

The California Department of Justice web portal, OpenJustice, remains offline after personal data related to concealed weapons applicants was exposed in June. The data breach involved anyone who tried to get a permit to carry a concealed gun in the state during the past decade. According to Government Technology on July 15 the California Attorney General’s Office confirmed “that the office’s OpenJustice web portal — a repository for annual statistics on everything from the number and types of crimes and arrests to the geography and jurisdiction of police-force incidents and deaths in custody — will remain offline indefinitely as a full-scale review of the office’s technical services, policies and procedures continues.”

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