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Cybersecurity

Governor Ducey Launches Arizona’s New Cyber Command Center

Governor Doug Ducey today launched Arizona’s new Cyber Command Center at a ceremony at the Department of Public Safety’s Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC) in Phoenix. “Cybersecurity is homeland security. Our society is becoming increasingly interconnected through technology, and cybersecurity has become one of the most important issues facing Arizona,” said Governor Ducey. “This

Financial

Rep. Bolick Condemns Congressional Democrats’ Plan to Monitor All Banking Transactions of Americans

State Representative Shawnna LM Bolick released the following statement today in response to a plan by congressional Democrats that would allow the IRS to monitor all banking transactions of Americans with financial accounts over $600. “Democrats in Congress are currently pushing a reconciliation plan that places troubling new reporting requirements on our nation’s financial institutions

Infrastructure

Big win for $1T infrastructure bill: Dems, GOP come together

With a robust vote after weeks of fits and starts, the Senate approved a $1 trillion infrastructure plan for states coast to coast on Tuesday, as a rare coalition of Democrats and Republicans joined together to overcome skeptics and deliver a cornerstone of President Joe Biden’s agenda. “Today, we proved that democracy can still work,”

Technology

Major US pipeline halts operations after ransomware attack

The operator of a major pipeline system that transports fuel across the East Coast said Saturday it had been victimized by a ransomware attack and had halted all pipeline operations to deal with the threat. The attack is unlikely to affect gasoline supply and prices unless it leads to a prolonged shutdown of the pipeline,

Opinion

Opinion: Don’t Do Our Enemies’ Work for Them

As we approach the 2020 presidential election, the United States faces serious threats to a foundational element of American democracy: our electoral system. Cyberattacks on the United States — coming primarily from Russia, China  and Iran — are unrelenting. On September 10, Microsoft reported that these three countries had launched “… cyberattacks targeting people and organizations involved in the

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