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Location, Location, Location: What Will Your Personal Data Reveal Besides Whether or Not You #StayHome?
Category: Coronavirus (COVID-19), Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection
As more and more Americans are learning the ins and outs of Zoom, receiving baptisms by fire in the world of homeschooling or simply catching the latest episode of "Tiger King," we are now on more screens than ever. Inevitably, more screen time leads to more social media and online surfing. Last…
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Cybersecurity in the Time of COVID-19
Category: Coronavirus (COVID-19), Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, hackers continue to target workers’ increased dependence on digital tools. Online activities have become the most effective channel for human interaction and continued operations. In current circumstances, a cyberattack removing a household or business’s ability…
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Fueling the Fire: How Extortion Has Changed the Face of Data Breaches
Category: Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection
Ransomware attackers typically encrypt victims’ data and demand ransom in exchange for the decryption keys. Ransomware is not a new cybercriminal activity. In fact, ransomware attacks are over 30 years old.[1] However, around the mid-2010’s, ransomware attacks really took off, growing in…
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Municipalities vs. Ransomware Attacks - Who's Winning?
Category: Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection
Ransomware attacks on municipalities were on the rise in 2019, with two-thirds of known ransomware attacks in the United States targeting governments, and the trend is expected to continue for 2020. It is important for city governments to be vigilant in regards to their cybersecurity, regardless of…
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