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

Notorious Hacker Leaks MeetMindful User Data

Online dating sites have been a common target for hackers in recent years. Last week another company fell victim. A threat actor who goes by the moniker ShinyHunters leaked data from more than two million users of MeetMindful. The Denver-based … 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

Global Cybercrime Losses Top $1 Trillion

Computer security software company McAfee in partnership with the Center for Strategic and International Studies has released a new report that paints a grim picture of global cybersecurity threats. The Hidden Costs of Cybercrime surveyed 1,500 companies around the world … 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

Ransomware and Phishing Attempts Increase During Pandemic

Cybercriminals Exploit COVID-19 with Ransomware and Phishing

The COVID-19 pandemic has left people with fears and questions about their health and cybercriminals are using this fear to spread ransomware on computer systems. It has been reported by the FBI that hackers are using ransomware called Netwalker in … Continue Reading

Top Healthcare Data Breaches 2020

The Top 5 Healthcare Data Breaches in First Half of 2020

Healthcare facilities are a target for cybercriminals because of the overwhelming amount of personal information they collect on a regular basis. This data is specific to each person and health conditions cannot be changed like a credit card or phone … Continue Reading

Healthcare Cyberattack Increase COVID-19

Healthcare Sector More at Risk for Cyberattacks During COVID-19

Healthcare facilities have been a target for cyberattacks and data breaches even before the pandemic. A health record that includes Protected Health Information (PHI), is more valuable than any other type of stolen data with a selling cost of up … Continue Reading