Gov. Larry Hogan signed measures sponsored by Sen. Katie Fry Hester to strengthen cybersecurity in state and local governments in Maryland on Thursday, after lawmakers approved legislation and big investments earlier this year to protect vital systems against cyberattacks.
Article from Maryland Matters by Bruce DePuyt. Senate Bill 632 and House Bill 709 would create the Small Business and Nonprofit Health Insurance Subsidies Program. “Ensuring that every single business can offer health insurance is more important than ever” said Senate sponsor Katie Fry Hester (D-Howard).
Article from Maryland Matters by Hannah Gaskill. Members of the General Assembly rolled out a package of bills to offer more protections to state and local government online networks on Wednesday following the discovery of myriad vulnerabilities in the state’s cybersecurity systems.
Though details of the recent cyberattack on the Maryland Department of Health are scarce — including implications for coronavirus reporting and Medicaid applications — malicious actors targeting state and local governments with sophisticated cyberattacks is nothing new.
By Bruce DePuyt at Maryland Matters. By a wide margin, Maryland voters support a proposal to help small business owners provide health coverage for their workers, according to a public opinion poll conducted in late December.