ARTICLES ABOUT ransomware

January 25, 2021

In the Midst of a Ransomware Attack

How one of our member districts, Roxborough Water and Sanitation, defeated a Ransomware attack. Also featuring a few CSD Pool resources for members to enhance and support your cybersecurity defenses.

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January 21, 2021

eRisk Hub Updated for 2021

The eRisk Hub cyber portal is getting a major update for 2021! New features focus on ransomware, third-parties, and more.

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January 20, 2021

Unlocking Ransomware: Options, Outcomes, and Ethics

With our members providing a range of necessary public services that include water and wastewater treatment, health, fire and emergency services, parks and recreation, and more, public entities form high profile targets for cybercriminals who are aware of their vulnerabilities and ready to exploit them. This article features best practices for board members when dealing with ransomware.

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October 30, 2020

Staying Safe and Vigilant Online

Identity theft, hacking, and ransomware are all on the rise during the COVID-19 Pandemic, but we have you covered.

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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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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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July 13, 2015

Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

If you pay attention to the issue of cyber security and data breaches, you’ll surely hear about a slew of malicious attacks from sophisticated hacking organizations and complex high-tech espionage. Recently, the chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Mary Jo White, even went so far as to say that cyber attacks are the “biggest risk we face” as a nation.

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