Florida’s Ransomware Law

Florida’s Ransomware Law

Florida’s Ransomware Law and What It Means for Government Entities As of July 1, 2022, government entities – state agencies and local governments – in Florida are barred from making or complying with ransom payments in any capacity if hit by ransomware attacks. This is stipulated in a new set of amendments that were added… Continue reading Florida’s Ransomware Law

Cyber Risks of Web Applications

Cyber Risks of Web Applications in the Healthcare Sector

Cyber Risks of Web Applications in the Healthcare Sector According to IBM ​​Security’s annual Cost of a Data Breach Report, the cost of a data breach in the healthcare sector in 2022 is at an all-time high – $10.1 million on average. In May 2021, San Diego-based Scripps Health made headlines after it was revealed that… Continue reading Cyber Risks of Web Applications

Business Email Compromise

Business Email Compromise

Here Is What You Need to Teach Your Employees about Business Email Compromise In August, the Department of Justice announced the extradition of three Nigerian citizens from the UK to the US for allegedly running business email compromise (BEC) scams. The alleged perpetrators and their co-conspirators targeted various entities, including universities and government organizations, in… Continue reading Business Email Compromise

China, Taiwan, Misinformation, and Cybersecurity

On 2 August 2022, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi led a delegation of five Democratic Party members of the House on a visit to Taiwan. The event received much global coverage due, primarily, to its controversy. In addition to the outrage expressed by the Chinese media, the Chinese government responded by conducting the biggest ever… Continue reading China, Taiwan, Misinformation, and Cybersecurity

Geographic Solutions Inc

Geographic Solutions, Inc

Cyberattack 2022: How One Incident Created a Country-Wide Ripple Effect July 2022 – Florida based software vendor Geographic Solutions Inc. suffered a major cyberattack, leaving tens of thousands across the country unable to file and receive their unemployment benefits and job-seeking assistance. Florida, Iowa, Tennessee, Louisiana, Washington D.C., and Nebraska were just some of the… Continue reading Geographic Solutions Inc

Killware

Killware

The Emerging Cyberthreat of Killware: Here’s What You Need to Know About It In February 2021, hackers targeted a wastewater plant in Oldsmar, Florida, and tried to poison the water supply, potentially endangering around 15,000 residents. The hackers accessed the plant’s systems by exploiting vulnerabilities in an outdated version of Windows 7 OS as well… Continue reading Killware

4th Industrial Revolution

4th-Industrial-Revolution

The 4th Industrial Revolution Is Taking the World by Storm. Here’s How It’s Impacting Organizations. In November 2021, DISA — Defence Information Systems Agency— released a strategic planning document that plans to employ AI services to combat cyberthreats. According to DISA officials, cyberthreats have never been higher, and the greatly commercialized nature of the dark… Continue reading 4th Industrial Revolution

Top Cybersecurity Threats in the Public Sector

Top-Cybersecurity-Threats-in-the-Public-Sector

Top cybersecurity threats in the public sector In July 2021, Kaseya – a large IT firm – announced that it was the target of a massive supply chain ransomware attack. The attackers exploited a vulnerability in Kaseya’s VSA remote management service to develop an automated malicious software update. This was then used to target managed… Continue reading Top Cybersecurity Threats in the Public Sector

Ransomware Attacks Massively Target Local Gov

Ransomware-Attacks-Massively-Target-Local-Gov

Ransomware attacks massively target local governments. Here’s what you need to know about it. In June 2019, the city council of Riviera Beach Florida decided to pay almost $600,000 as ransom to recover the city’s networks and data following a ransomware attack. How did it happen? An employee from the local police department opened a… Continue reading Ransomware Attacks Massively Target Local Gov

Watering Hole Attacks

Watering-Hole-Attacks

Watering Hole Attacks: What They Are and How to Protect Your Organization In February 2021, hackers targeted a wastewater plant in Oldsmar, Florida, and tried to poison the water supply, potentially endangering around 15,000 residents. Fortunately, an alert plant operator discovered the attack in time and reversed the changes, thereby preventing a huge disaster. The… Continue reading Watering Hole Attacks