Cyberattack Targets Florida Water Supply

It’s the nightmare scenario for most cybersecurity analysts, and one that they’ve increasingly warned about in recent years. A hacker decides to target a critical piece of infrastructure, like a power plant or any of the 55 National Critical Functions … Continue Reading

Portrait of a LockBit Ransomware Operator

What comes to mind when you think about the perpetrators behind ransomware attacks? A well-organized underground network of arch-villains bent on chaos and wanton destruction? A loose affiliation of disaffected computer geniuses taking advantage of individuals and organizations to demonstrate … Continue Reading

CES 2021 Gadgets Target COVID-19 Challenges

CES 2021 wrapped up its virtual trade show this week. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic meant that attendees had to settle for virtual booths, video demos, and live-streamed press conferences instead of in-person events in Las Vegas, Nevada, where the conference … Continue Reading

Ransomware Attack Java

Task Force Seeks Framework for Ransomware Defense

The Institute for Security and Technology (IST) announced this week the creation of a Ransomware Task Force (RTF) to address what it called an “increasingly prevalent and destructive type of cybercrime.” The RTF brings together experts in industry, government, law … Continue Reading

LSU Health Reports Patient Data Breach

A wave of cyberattacks targeting healthcare facilities has added another victim to the growing list of affecting organizations. In a HIPAA Breach Notification filed last week, Louisiana State University said that sensitive data on thousands of patients in several of … Continue Reading

Largest Ransomware Attack on Hospital

Cyberattack on Hospital May Be Largest in US History

Yet another healthcare facility has fallen victim to a cyberattack in a year where data breaches and ransomware have run rampant. Universal Health Services (UHS), an organization that provides hospital and healthcare services, experienced computer system failure starting on Sunday … Continue Reading

Data Security Tips for Students

Data Security Tips for In-Person and Remote Schooling

The school year has begun for many educational institutions nationwide, but the idea of “back to school” looks a little different in 2020. Some classrooms are allowing for hybrid environments where some students may be in-class while others will take … Continue Reading

Capital One Data Breach

Capital One Faces Millions in Fines After Large Scale Data Breach

After allowing a data breach to affect 100 million Capital One banking customers last year, the financial institution is being fined $80 million for reparations. The breach took place in July 2019 and exposed the personal and financial data of … Continue Reading

Productivity Tips for Working From Home

Helpful Tips for Staying Productive While Working from Home

While working from home is an average work format for some, the COVID-19 virus has forced other employees to engage in remote work for the first time in their career. Being in your home with family members, a kitchen full … Continue Reading

CIA and German Encryption Scheme

CIA Participates in Nationwide Encryption Scheme

Government entities worldwide have used encryption to enable confidential communication about covert operations, allied countries, and strategic plans during wartime. Beginning in the 1940s during World War II and continuing throughout the Cold War, a machine known as the M-209 … Continue Reading