National Attempt to Thwart Cyber Warfare

Department of Defense sets guidelines The Department of Defense (DOD) is ready to release its first manual for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) guidelines. Several drafts have been released recently, with 0.7 being the latest in early December. CMMC guidelines regulate organizations looking to do work on government contracts. Therefore, it’ll decrease the likelihood […]

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Department of Homeland Security Warns Firefox Users To Upgrade

Firefox has released a patch for vulnerabilities The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), a branch of the Department of Homeland Security (DoHS), is urging Firefox users to upgrade their browsers. A security hole has recently been discovered allowing hackers into users machines. The hole affects both PCs and MACs. Mozilla is aware that this […]

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Top 5 Most Expensive Ransomware Attacks of 2019

Ransomware a growing Global epidemic 2019 saw a dramatic increase in global ransomware attacks. Attackers have found their way into governments, schools, and businesses across the world. As their methods continue to become more sophisticated and ironclad, their ransom demands continue to increase. Let’s take a look at the 5 most expensive ransomware attacks of […]

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Ransomware Continues to Spread Nationwide As 2019 Comes to a Close

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More Ransomware Attacks Spread as American’s Prep for the New Year Over the last two weeks, as Americans were prepping for the holidays, cyber criminals were preparing for vicious cyber attacks. On December 16, 2019, the U.S. Coast Guard issued a Marine Safety Information Bulletin confirming a cyber attack had taken down various parts of […]

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Ransomware Costs 300 Jobs

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The Heritage Company forced to close days before Christmas In October, The Heritage Company telemarketing company in Sherwood, Arkansas was hit with a ransomware attack that devastated their network. In a letter to employees, CEO Sandra Franecke explains how systems were down across the company. Even after paying the ransom, Franecke explains that the IT […]

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Could Your Car Be Responsible For Your Next Data Leak?

A hacking experiment leads to surprising results A few days ago, The Washington Post (WaPo) held an interesting experiment. With the help of an automotive technology expert, they hacked into a Chevy Volt to see how much information the car was collecting on its driver. The results were pretty alarming. A technology enhanced car should […]

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