9-1-1 Dispatch Center Attacked: Rob Cheng Speaks Out

The Attack Tuesday evening, the Tri-County Public Safety Network operating in Albany, Saratoga, and Rensselaer counties were hacked. Reports mention the attack happened around 9:30pm and no services in Albany county were disrupted. Officials worked through the night with vendors and the state Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Incident Response Team to mitigate the impacts, […]

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A Simple Guide to the Microsoft Exchange 0-day Vulnerabilities

Earlier in March Microsoft disclosed several 0-day vulnerabilities within Microsoft Exchange that were actively being exploited by hacking groups. We now have more details about the versions affected and what patches are available for them. Before we go further if you’re not running an on-prem version of Microsoft Exchange then you can probably stop reading […]

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PC Matic Helps Support Cybersecurity Research for Schools

Doug Levin and the State of K-12 Cybersecurity In 2017, Doug Levin of EdTech Strategies launched the K-12 Cyber Incident Map. The comprehensive map details known cyber incidents that happen across the country at different educational institutions. But Doug’s research hasn’t stopped there. Backed by partners and donors, Doug releases a state-of-the-union-esque yearly report on […]

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Washington State Introduces Cybersecurity Legislation

After a data breach that affected more than 1 million people in Washington State, legislators introduced two bills. One aims to strengthen cybersecurity infrastructure while the other wants to change data collection. As reported by Governing.com, “If passed, the two bills heard in committee Tuesday would boost cybersecurity at state government agencies. A bill requested […]

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CD Projekt Isn’t Afraid Of Transparency in the Face of Ransomware

Ransomware Attack On Monday, video game creator CD Projekt announced they’d been the victim of a cyberattack. The details are still waiting to be discovered, but CD Projekt was not shy about sharing the information they knew, including publishing a statement and the ransom note to their Twitter page. Additionally, their website has all the […]

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Senior Cyber: An Interview With The Author (And A Chance To Win A Copy Of The Book)

Cybersecurity At Every Age Last week, PC Matic VP of Sales, Corey Munson, sat down with Scott N. Schober. Scott’s book, Senior Cyber: Best Security Practices for Your Golden Years covers topics, “From the basics of the internet to the fight for healthcare privacy and security that is so critical to our aging population, Senior Cyber offers […]

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Attempted Poisoning of Florida City’s Water Supply By Hacker

Pinellas County Releases Statement Police in Pinellas County, FL released a statement today regarding a hack that happened at the City of Oldsmar’s water treatment system. Around 8am local time on Friday, February 5th, a plant operator at the Oldsmar plant noticed someone remotely accessing the system. “The person who remotely accessed the system for […]

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