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Texas official: Planning, collaboration enabled successful response to ransomware attack

February 13, 2020 |
Charlie Mitchell

The Texas government's successful response to a ransomware attack last summer was the result of extensive planning, enactment of state cyber laws and collaboration with federal and other partners, according to Amanda Crawford, a senior cybersecurity official in Texas, describing efforts that could provide a playbook for organizations across the country.

“While by no means perfect, the Texas response to this cyber event was a successful one,” Crawford, executive director of the Texas Department of Information Resources, testified Tuesday...

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