CBS 11 DFW interviews Shawn Tuma who explains that when you are given a free service or product to use, you and your data are the real product. By now everyone has now heard of — and likely used — Zoom for staying connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. In what may have been a brilliant strategy … Continue reading Understanding the Cyber and Privacy Risks of Zoom and Tips For Using It More Securely
When has society ever moved forward, technologically speaking, and then gone back to the old ways of doing things? Think about the long term impact all of these closings and remote work / school / etc are going to have on our society. Many companies have had long-term plans to implement these things but now … Continue reading How will the #COVID19 #coronavirus #coronapocolypse impact the future of how we do life?
The coronavirus is an epidemic in the world today. Ransomware is an epidemic in the cyber world today. We are told that, if we start using better personal hygiene -- like washing our hands -- we can help minimize the risk of the nasty coronavirus. If nothing else positive comes from this epidemic, hopefully, the … Continue reading Is ransomware the coronavirus of the cyber world?
If you are a healthcare provider, you need to prepare yourself now for the new reality that, when hackers get into your network, they will contact your patients to put pressure on you to pay their ransom demands — usually after they have encrypted your network. Here is an example from a recent case that … Continue reading Healthcare Providers – Are You Prepared for Hackers to Tell Your Patients About Your Ransomware and Data Breach?
The Texas local governments attack seems to me to be more akin to the trend we have been seeing in 2019 with attackers targeting one MSP and then using that access and the MSP’s tools to attack / encrypt the MSP’s individual clients. If I’m not mistaken (and, I could be), the Texas DIR often … Continue reading Was the ransomware attack on 20+ Texas local governments an attack on a single service provider? [UPDATE: YES!]