#comptia | #ransomware | Florida musters resources to combat ransomware and protect data, elections

With the presidential election months away and ransomware costing state and local governments millions, more than 365 bills dealing with cybersecurity have been heard in 2020 legislative sessions in 35 state capitols, according to the National Council of State Legislatures (NCSL). State lawmakers have submitted bills requiring government agencies to…

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#comptia | #ransomware | Editorial: Require local government bodies to admit ransomware attacks – Opinion – The Intelligencer

Imagine you’re a small-business owner and your shop’s computer system falls victim to a cyberattack. Your email, financial records, contracts and a customer database get encrypted by a hacker who’ll unlock your files for a few thousand dollars. You hate the thought of paying, but without the information you can’t…

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#comptia | #ransomware | Zero in on zero trust

Looking back at 2019, businesses and organisations experienced a record-breaking year of cyberattacks as they increased in frequency, intensity and severity.  One study recorded a 195 per cent jump in ransomware attacks in the UK in the first six months alone. Small businesses, city governments, schools and healthcare organisations were…

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#comptia | #ransomware | Ransomware targets hospitals and medical providers during coronavirus pandemic

Hacking groups are targeting hospitals and medical service providers with ransomware attacks as many struggle with the coronavirus pandemic. In the last week, a health service district in Illinois and a hospital in the Czech Republic were targeted with ransomware disrupting services including coronavirus testing. The Champaign Urbana Public Health…

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#hacking | Hospitals ‘overwhelmed’ by cyberattacks fuelled by booming black market

Canada’s health system is under siege from unrelenting cybercriminals trying to access patient information and other data, according to health-care professionals and cybersecurity experts who say hospitals and clinics are unable to cope with the growing threats. The problem has become so big that some are calling for Ottawa to impose national cybersecurity…

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#comptia | #ransomware | City of Durham, NC Hit With Ryuk Ransomware | Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider

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