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In a routine cleanup over the holiday break, the IT department in Michigan’s Richmond Community Schools "noticed something unusual” with the district’s computers. It was a ransomware attack — something districts are becoming all too familiar with.

Most federal agencies continue to improve the cyber threat data they share but several barriers remain, according to a joint report submitted to Congress in December.

An Operation Convergent Response (OCR) exercise designed to train and prepare first responders for major disasters drew more than 400 responders and about 150 vendors. The OCR exercise was designed to allow participants to sample technologies in real-world environments, as opposed to during a presentation or in a classroom.

For many students in Alpaugh, a small rural town about an hour north of Bakersfield in Tulare County, that online connection stops once the school day ends.

The U.S. must brace for Iran to launch bold cyberattacks designed to cause major financial damage or threaten American lives as retaliation for the killing of one of its top generals, cybersecurity experts say.

Technology has changed the way industry professionals approach the idea of healthcare. While many of these innovations are positive — facilitating patient care and ensuring traditional treatments are more effective — they also present some unique challenges. Why? Because this technology is something the industry has never seen before.

Ohio hopes to stay ahead of the changing workforce by implementing The Choose Ohio First scholarship that will support 1,400 students on their path towards becoming computer science graduates. “We certainly need them."

Henry County has spent more than $600,000 restoring its computer network in the five months since a cyberattack crippled the county government’s online operations, according to figures provided by the Atlanta community.

Personal and corporate privacy continue eroding away as cyberattacks and data breaches become more common. In the first half of 2019 alone, more than 4.1 billion data records were exposed in known data breaches. The average cost of data breaches for affected companies is now nearly $4 million per business.

More than a quarter (25.3%) of customers served by rural telcos have gigabit broadband availability, according to a new report from NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association. That number is up slightly from 23.4% in 2018.


Printed from the website on September 25, 2020 at 11:10pm.