Cyber Risk Articles

April 15, 2019

Prepping for a Data Breach

It isn’t enough to just fret over the possibility of a data breach, it’s time you did something to prepare.

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December 27, 2018

Don’t Click the Weakest Link

Phishing neutralizes even the strongest cyber security protections. Find out how it works and how you can stop it.

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October 19, 2018

Don’t Get Burned by Public Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi has changed all of our lives, but before you login, make sure it’s safe to do so.

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January 2, 2018

IT’S HERE…

We have been talking about cyber security for years, and up until now, it’s always seemed like a distant threat. Districts are being hacked and ransomed for their information now.

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October 16, 2017

It Came From Your Email

This data breach isn’t the only major cyber crime to severely impact millions of lives this year. In late June, multiple companies across the world were under siege by a virus that effectively shut down computers and extorted money.

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April 11, 2017

Reminder About Red Flags Rule

Do you collect funds from the public for any reason? This might include park space rental, any kind of service or training, utility bills, or medical billing. If so, then your district is a creditor and must comply with these regulations.

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April 11, 2017

War Games

Many large-scale cyber threats demonstrate the deceptively simple techniques hackers often employ to infiltrate our computers and steal our information: requests from a stranger on your social media, the stray USB drive on the floor, and the email you failed to scrutinize before opening.

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January 23, 2017

Start Your Engines

Self-driving cars have had a storied history in film and television, stretching as far back as the early 1980s. From Knight Rider and Timecop to Minority Report and I, Robot, the autonomous vehicle has long established itself as a common trope in the science fiction genre, and continues to capture our imagination today. However, in the past decade, this particular fantasy is rapidly becoming a tangible reality.

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October 11, 2016

Don’t worry. Your password is totally strong enough…

Is your password security up to snuff? Most people are pretty relaxed about password security, and even when websites force us to have strong passwords, we find tricks around that which just make us vulnerable again.

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March 30, 2016

The Rise of Ransomware

Late on a Friday evening in the beginning of February, staff at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles, California began to report issues accessing portions of the hospital’s network. As the administration would soon learn, their system had been infected with a piece of malicious software that had encrypted critical files and databases. The malicious software provided the hospital with an ultimatum—pay up, or never have access to these files again.

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