Officials from the health care and education sectors called on Congress Wednesday to provide better Federal aid to state and local governments to not only respond to ransomware attacks, but also to help prevent them.
The Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) has confirmed that students’ personal information may have been compromised during a ransomware attack earlier this year.
The University of Hawai’i Community College network confirmed that it decided to pay off cyber criminals following a successful ransomware attack on its network.
It’s time for businesses to start people-proofing their systems. According to Verizon’s 16th Annual Data Breach Investigations Report released today, 74 percent of all breaches include the human element through error, privilege misuse, social engineering, or use of stolen credentials.
As ransomware continues to be a severe issue that is plaguing many across the cybersecurity landscape, a new update has just been released through the Joint Ransomware Task Force (JRTF) to address these growing threats.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced on Monday its new Ransomware Vulnerability Warning Pilot (RVWP) to warn critical infrastructure entities of vulnerabilities commonly associated with known ransomware exploitation.
Cybersecurity firm Emsisoft’s tally of publicly disclosed ransomware attacks in 2022 included 105 counties, 45 school districts, 44 colleges and universities, and over two dozen healthcare providers.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a Nov. 16 report that Federal agencies need to up their ransomware assistance for state, local, Tribal, and territorial (SLTT) government organizations – including schools – by improving interagency collaboration, awareness, outreach, communication, and coordination with schools.