Bad Ending for Washington, D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) after a Ransomware Attack

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A group of ransomware hackers known as “Babuk” leaked internal police files from the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).  The information was stolen in late April. 

Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack

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One of the nation's largest fuel pipelines has been forced to shut down after being affected by a ransomware cyberattack.  Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts a victim's files. The attacker then demands a ransom from the victim to restore access to the data upon payment. 

Ransomware attack leads to shutdown of major U.S. pipeline system

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By: David E. Sanger A cyberattack forced the shutdown of one…

The Cybersecurity Job Gap and How Getting Women in STEM can Help [Video]

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As previously stated, Researchers at Cybersecurity Ventures detailed in a 2019 post there would be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity positions globally in 2021, but with the addition of 700,000 additional skilled practitioners according to a Cybersecurity Workforce Study that entered the field this year, the projected number has dropped to approximately 3,21 million.

Social Media Safety Awareness Tips

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Social media provides a way to stay connected and share with others, but did you know that the cyber criminals will also use social media as another technique to conduct their attacks.  It is important to protect yourself as well as know the common signs of someone trying to trick or scam you. 

Internet Safety Tips for Parent and Kids [Video]

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In a recent interview on the BNC network, I provided a few tips to keep kids safe while online on the Internet.