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THE FUTURE OF Security

THE FUTURE OF Security

The 1,000-Day Information Security Strategy We Need

In many ways, our digital infrastructure was unprepared for the pandemic's challenges. Now is the time for a longer-term cybersecurity vision.

By Mark Weatherford, Cybersecurity Columnist  |  September 22, 2020
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Georgia’s Cybercops Use ‘Digital Fingerprints’ to Stop Crime

Georgia’s Cyber Crime Center helps protect against everything from ransomware attacks to cyberbullying. Last year Georgia lost $500 million to cybercrime, “and only one-seventh of cybercrime is reported.”

By Damon Cline, The Augusta Chronicle  |  September 17, 2020
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Cyberattacks on Manufacturing Industry Increase During COVID

With many companies working remotely and relying more heavily on computer networks to run operations, cyberdisruptions and attacks have increased. Manufacturing has been particularly hard hit.

By Gopal Ratnam, CQ Roll Call  |  September 16, 2020
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Los Angeles’ Contact Tracing App Comes with Controversy

Health officials are encouraging Angelenos to download the contact tracing app, SafePass, which is from the same makers of a controversial safety-alert app, Vigilante, later renamed Citizen.

By Sam Dean, Los Angeles Times  |  September 11, 2020
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Ransomware Could Be Biggest Threat to Upcoming Elections

Of all the cyberattacks that affect state and local governments, ransomware is one of the most ubiquitous and costly. Now security researchers fear it could also become a political weapon in the upcoming election.

By Lucas Ropek, Government Technology  |  September 11, 2020
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Schools Weren’t Ready for Cybersecurity Risks of eLearning

Experts predict cyberattacks against school systems will continue to increase as students return for the fall semester. More investments in cybersecurity is the only way to prevent future breaches.

By Dean DeChiaro, CQ-Roll Call  |  September 9, 2020
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Security Trouble Grows in Academia as School Begins

Schools and colleges are relying on technology more than ever to deliver learning during the pandemic. Criminals are ready to exploit vulnerabilities with ransomware and other tactics. Help is needed, say experts.

By Tod Newcombe, Managing Editor  |  September 8, 2020
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Miami-Dade Schools Have Rocky Start to Virtual Learning

In the first two days of digital instruction, Miami-Dade County Public Schools suffered from software malfunctions and a cyberattack against the school district that impeded access for thousands of teachers and students.

By Colleen Wright, Miami Herald  |  September 2, 2020
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Remote Federal Workers Present Cybersecurity Challenges

With employees now working remotely and an increase in cyberattacks, keeping sensitive data secure has become more difficult, especially for data on legacy systems, which lawmakers want modernized.

By Brian Contreras, Los Angeles Times  |  August 28, 2020
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Malware Attack Hits Philadelphia Transit Worker Data

A cyberattack on SEPTA, the city’s transit authority, may have exposed personal information for 9,300 employees, including Social Security numbers and banking information. Officials have known about the attack for weeks.

By Patricia Madej, The Philadelphia Inquirer  |  August 28, 2020
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Fight Against Fraud Slows Payments to Unemployed

In addition to managing unprecedented unemployment numbers, states have to avoid processing thousands of fraudulent benefits claims. Sorting it all out takes time, only further delaying relief for legitimate claimants.

By Tim Henderson, Stateline  |  August 27, 2020
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