THE FUTURE OF Security

THE FUTURE OF Security

North Dakota Cyberattacks Skyrocket to 15 Million a Month

State CIO explains that the “pretty substantial increases” are due to the expansion of technology into everything from watches to toothbrushes. The state has increased its cybersecurity team by 80% to bolster defenses.

By Sydney Mook, Grand Forks Herald  |  January 18, 2020
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Ticket to Fly in Philly: A Scanned Boarding Pass and Your Face

Philadelphia’s airport will begin using facial recognition scanners, though there are still many concerns. Officials expect mistakes, but wonder “how might those mistakes be unequally distributed across demographics.”

By Ellie Rushing, The Philadelphia Inquirer   |  January 17, 2020
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New Mexico State Agency Hacked, Could Be Cyberattack-Related

The state’s Public Regulation Commission was hacked by a source that could be a foreign country, but findings are still preliminary. The PRC chief of staff thinks the hacking “could be related to a cyberattack.”

By Michael Gerstein, The Santa Fe New Mexican  |  January 16, 2020
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NSA Finds Vulnerability, Microsoft Releases Patch Same Day

The National Security Association found a “critical vulnerability” in Microsoft’s Windows operating system. Now organizations are being encouraged to “install these critical patches as soon as possible.”

By Dina Bass and Alyza Sebenius, Bloomberg News  |  January 16, 2020
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NOLA Has Mostly Recovered from December Cyberattack

New Orleans, La., City Hall has cleared thousands of city computers after last month’s cyberattack, but the public records system still has a few weeks before it will be fully recovered. The FBI is still investigating the attack’s source.

By Jessica Williams, The Times-Picayune  |  January 15, 2020
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